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Elevation: 2,000 ft
GPS: 33.72913, -111.86517
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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 Suggest change

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
 146
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 94
Varicose
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 104
Birthday Party
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Chutes and Ladders
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Silhouette
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 65
Mickey Mantle
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 71
Chug A Lug
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Naked Edge
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Two Cams and a Jam
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 55
Y Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Loafer's Choice
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Powder Puff
Trad, Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Sidewinder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Shalaylay Direct
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Lesson in Discipline
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Crack Pinnacle Peak
 146
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Varicose AMC Boulder
 94
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Birthday Party Pinnacle Peak
 104
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chutes and Ladders Pinnacle Peak
 53
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silhouette Pinnacle Peak
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mickey Mantle AMC Boulder
 65
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chug A Lug Pinnacle Peak
 71
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Naked Edge Wedge
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Two Cams and a Jam Cactus Flower East
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Y Crack Y-Crack Boulder
 55
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Loafer's Choice Loafer's Choice Slab
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Powder Puff Pinnacle Peak
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Sidewinder Pinnacle Peak
 16
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Shalaylay Direct Pinnacle Peak
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Lesson in Discipline Pinnacle Peak
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
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