Third Pinnacle Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Third Pinnacle, East Face routes: Wide Crack, 5.4....
This rock forms part of the Gregory Amphitheater group. Although not a part of the amphitheater proper it is located only a few feet West.
The East face is broken and sports many trees and a couple of ledges. It is also crossed at least in two places by a roof.
The hiking access to its summit makes it a favorite for top ropes and it is not uncommon to see climbing schools top-roping a gaggle of climbers
Hike up the Amphithearter trail past the entrance of the amphitheater and take a right on the climbers trail that goes around the West side of the amphitheater. The Third Pinnacle is the rock that will be on your left. To reach the summit follow the East face and turn and follow the North side ofthe rock until you reach the top.
The South ridge of the Third Pinnacle ends a few feet West of the summit but extends South for some 300 feet. The start of the ridge is 2.5 feet from the Amphitheater trail, about 150 feet West of the amphitheater.
Climbing Season For the Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre) area.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Third Pinnacle
West Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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Although this short route is referred to in the Rossiter book as a miniature route, I had no idea how short it would be. It's not quite 20 feet tall! No less, it's a fun boulder problem or a short steep crack with good jams and gear (2.5").The crux is topping out, where the crack ends and the finishing flake that is jammed in wobbles. It seems OK though, after inspecting it, I must admit it gave me a spook while climbing it. It is better than the nearby slopers.To descend, downclimb the 3-3.5" c...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Scott McMahon
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 1, 2012
So, there is a refrigerator-sized death block sitting on the climber's left of the thin crack that seems to be completely disconnected. I know it's been there for quite some time, but it's resting only on a few inches of block and most likely only held down by its weight. Additionally, it's resting on a good amount of fist-sized rocks, so I would imagine at some point in time it will come off the wall.