Elevation: 2,500 ft
GPS: 33.726, -111.863 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Feb 2, 2006 with updates from Parker Jewell
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Description

Pinnacle Peak proper is the home of some of the best granite routes in the Phenix area. Some of the face routes up on the Peak stand as a testament to the mindblowing footwork of the hard dudes of early Phoenix climbing.

The Peak area contains great variation in climbing among the many routes, from the cracks of Birthday Party and Bee Gee to the demandingly thin, footwork-intense nothingness of Shalayly Direct. Whatever kind of climbing you like, you can probably find it here!

ACCESS NOTE: Please follow the rules of the park, including the opening and closing times. We have a good relationship with the Park and the City of Scottsdale and don't want them to get the idea that climbers are trouble!

Getting There

Location is pretty obvious from the Visitor's Center for Pinnacle Peak Park. Take the main golf-cart path up to the first climber's trail (sign), then head up, left past Loafer's Choice and the AMC Boulder, and continue following the markers up to the Peak itself.

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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
 98
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Birthday Party
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Chutes and Ladders
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Silhouette
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Chug A Lug
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Ezy Rider
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 7
28th Day
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Luna
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Death Watch
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Fear of Flying
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Powder Puff
Trad, Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Sidewinder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
BeeGee
Trad
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
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Crack
 98
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Birthday Party
 67
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chutes and Ladders
 26
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silhouette
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chug A Lug
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ezy Rider
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
28th Day
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Luna
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Death Watch
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Fear of Flying
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Powder Puff
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Sidewinder
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
BeeGee
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Lesson in Discipline
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Shalaylay Direct
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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Tim Heid   AZ
Does anyone have any info on this left leaning tips crack? I didn't find anything in PHX Rock II or the MK foldout. I would think it has been done since it's such a clean cut crack.

I TR'd it and it felt hard(.11+?) with lots of exfoliation of footholds. Super Fun though.

Jun 1, 2016