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Hunchback Pinnacle

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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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Hunchback Route
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 16
Quasi Moto
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Danglefoot Dihedral
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 303
Steve's Arete
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 23
Steve's Face
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 57
Green Ripper
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hunchback Route
 42
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Quasi Moto
 16
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Danglefoot Dihedral
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Steve's Arete
 303
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Steve's Face
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Green Ripper
 57
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport

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Hunchback Pinnacke from afar
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Classic Arete 5stars!
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Steve's Arete
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top of hunchback, after doing the arete
[Hide Photo] top of hunchback, after doing the arete
East face of Hunchback Pinnacle
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Steve's Arete
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Steve's Arete
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Hunchback Pinnacle (the right formation) as seen from above, Mt. Lemmon
[Hide Photo] Hunchback Pinnacle (the right formation) as seen from above, Mt. Lemmon

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Christian RodaoBack
Tucson, AZ
[Hide Comment] Anybody know what the new route on the south face (to the left of "Danglefoot Dihedral")is rated? Feb 26, 2006
jbak x
tucson, az
[Hide Comment] IIRC it's 11a. Feb 27, 2006
[Hide Comment] 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
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
[Hide Comment] 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
EFS
[Hide Comment] 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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