Elevation: 2,000 ft
GPS: 33.729, -111.865 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jan 19, 2006 with improvements by Jonathan Steitzer
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Description

Pinnacle Peak is the crown jewel of the Phoenix granite crags. Nearly lost because of development, the area was closed in 1994. Eight years later, local climbers were finally able to leverage the park out of the developer through a loophole in the land deal. It reopened as a Scottsdale City Park in 2002. The area features fun gear and bolted climbing on desert granite spread among the array of formations within the park.More information: scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/pinn…: Please do not attempt to climb on the Lower East Wall! Access to this area is closed!However the park staff are very friendly to climbers and have resources including a hand drawn topo that they'll let you photograph to help you find your way around and to get some beta.

Getting There

Pinnacle Peak Park is located in northeast Scottsdale near the intersection of Alma School Road and Dynamite Rd. Park in the lot near the visitor's center and hike up the golf cart path of a trail to reach various climber's trails that lead to the routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pinnacle Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 101
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 61
Varicose
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 71
Birthday Party
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Dead Meat
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Chutes and Ladders
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Silhouette
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Chug A Lug
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Mickey Mantle
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Naked Edge
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 35
Y Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Loafer's Choice
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Rurpture
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 11
Powder Puff
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Lesson in Discipline
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Shalaylay Direct
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Crack Pinnacle Peak
 101
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Varicose AMC Boulder
 61
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Birthday Party Pinnacle Peak
 71
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dead Meat Loafer's Choice Slab
 34
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chutes and Ladders Pinnacle Peak
 28
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silhouette Pinnacle Peak
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chug A Lug Pinnacle Peak
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mickey Mantle AMC Boulder
 54
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Naked Edge Wedge
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Y Crack Y-Crack Boulder
 35
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Loafer's Choice Loafer's Choice Slab
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rurpture AMC Boulder
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Powder Puff Pinnacle Peak
 11
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Lesson in Discipline Pinnacle Peak
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Shalaylay Direct Pinnacle Peak
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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