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Halls of Ivy T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Red Tide T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
South Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Thin Crack T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Trident T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
West Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
West Flakes T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Wide Crack T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Description

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

Getting There

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.

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Scott McMahon
Boulder, CO
Scott McMahon   Boulder, CO
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. Jun 1, 2012

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