Elevation: 6,717 ft
GPS: 38.791, -104.876 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dan Russell on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

There are many good lines on the Pinnacle, the best being the easy classic Army Route (5.5), a 4-pitch line put up by the Army in the 1950's. The rock on the Pinnacle is often very good, but sometimes crumbly. For instance, near the top of the tower there is a crumbly band of bad rock. The rock offers a good variety of sport and trad lines. Most routes can be rappelled, but many top out and it is easier to walk off. For the walk-off: Downclimb a few feet on the backside of the Pinnacle, then follow the ridge south for a couple hundred yards until a trail descends west down a steep scree slope, which winds back down to the road.

Getting There

From the gate on Cheyenne Boulevard (this is the park entrance, where the road turns into North Cheyenne Canyon Road), drive .85 miles to an obvious pullout on the right (west) side of the road. From here, the Pinnacle is obvious as it rises above the road. Cross the road and follow the trail over a stone bridge and along the cliff band up to the flanks of the Pinnacle.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 118
The Army Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Kendlee
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Balance
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 70
The Men Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Corrugation Corner
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 25
Tiger Snap?
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 12
Full Monty
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Dragnet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Steep Side
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Army Route
 118
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches
Kendlee
 49
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Balance
 50
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Men Arete
 70
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Corrugation Corner
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tiger Snap?
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Sport
Full Monty
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Dragnet
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Steep Side
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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