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Routes in Hunchback Pinnacle

Danglefoot Dihedral S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Green Ripper S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Hunchback Route S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Quasi Moto S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Steve's Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 6,509 ft
GPS: 32.367, -110.716 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Justin Headley on Mar 11, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Hunchback Pinnacle is a prominent, freestanding formation just below Windy Point. Steve's Arete, which is on the cover of Rock Climbing Arizona by Stewart Green, is the highlight as it climbs the beautiful and exposed downhill side of the pinnacle.

Getting There

Park at the pullout immediately before the Windy Point parking lot. The parking pullout is at mile marker 13.7 on the left or downhill side of the road. The trail begins by the "Parking Pullout" sign at the highest point of the pullout. The left trail takes you to the top of Wind Wall. The right trail down the drainage takes you to Hunchback Pinnacle. The pinnacle is only 100 yards from the highway. You can see it from the highway when standing uphill from the pullout but downhill from the Windy Point overlook. Approach time <5 min.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hunchback Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Steve's Arete
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5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Green Ripper
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Steve's Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Green Ripper 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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EFS  
saw this climb with bobby bensman doing it in an old climbing video. when i got to lemmon, i knew i had to hit it.....well worth it, and great photo op just up from the side of it so you can get the valley in the background......excellent holds, keep moving its pumpy.....
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Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
the native peoples feared this pinnacle. those who ventured here would never return...well they would return, just without their fingertips. when asked about what had befallen them they would grow pale, and all they would say was that they had left their fingertips on the pinnacle because the hunchback god demanded a sacrifice.

beware traveller for if you venture to the sacred hunchback pinnacle yourself, you too must make your own sacrifice to the hunchback god...a sacrifice of fingertips. Mar 2, 2008
Jimbo  
EFR and I drilled this dog several years ago. I haven't been on it since then but I do remember some painfully sharp crimps through the crux section. JBAK is correct on the .11a rating.
I don't remember what we called it. Feb 23, 2007
jbak  
IIRC it's 11a. Feb 27, 2006
Christian
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
Anybody know what the new route on the south face (to the left of "Danglefoot Dihedral")is rated? Feb 26, 2006

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