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 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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
 120
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 77
Varicose
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 87
Birthday Party
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Dead Meat
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 40
Chutes and Ladders
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Silhouette
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Mickey Mantle
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Chug A Lug
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Naked Edge
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Two Cams and a Jam
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Y Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Loafer's Choice
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Sidewinder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Lesson in Discipline
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Shalaylay Direct
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Crack Pinnacle Peak
 120
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Varicose AMC Boulder
 77
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Birthday Party Pinnacle Peak
 87
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dead Meat Loafer's Choice Slab
 38
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chutes and Ladders Pinnacle Peak
 40
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silhouette Pinnacle Peak
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mickey Mantle AMC Boulder
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chug A Lug Pinnacle Peak
 55
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Naked Edge Wedge
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Two Cams and a Jam Cactus Flower East
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Y Crack Y-Crack Boulder
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Loafer's Choice Loafer's Choice Slab
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sidewinder Pinnacle Peak
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Lesson in Discipline Pinnacle Peak
 6
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Shalaylay Direct Pinnacle Peak
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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