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
 105
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 68
Varicose
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
Birthday Party
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Dead Meat
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
Chutes and Ladders
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Silhouette
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Chug A Lug
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Mickey Mantle
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Naked Edge
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Two Cams and a Jam
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 40
Y Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Loafer's Choice
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Rurpture
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
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
 105
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Varicose AMC Boulder
 68
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Birthday Party Pinnacle Peak
 78
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dead Meat Loafer's Choice Slab
 35
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chutes and Ladders Pinnacle Peak
 32
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silhouette Pinnacle Peak
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chug A Lug Pinnacle Peak
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mickey Mantle AMC Boulder
 55
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Naked Edge Wedge
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Two Cams and a Jam Cactus Flower East
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Y Crack Y-Crack Boulder
 40
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Loafer's Choice Loafer's Choice Slab
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rurpture AMC Boulder
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lesson in Discipline Pinnacle Peak
 5
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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