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Elevation: 2,500 ft 762 m
GPS: 33.72624, -111.86334
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Shared By: Orphaned on Feb 2, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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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 Suggest change

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
 146
South Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 104
Birthday Party
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Chutes and Ladders
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Silhouette
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Chug A Lug
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 10
28th Day
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Ezy Rider
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Hades
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Death Watch
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Fear of Flying
Trad
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
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Deliverance
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Crack
 146
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Birthday Party
 104
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chutes and Ladders
 56
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silhouette
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chug A Lug
 73
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
28th Day
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Ezy Rider
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Hades
 16
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Death Watch
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Fear of Flying
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Powder Puff
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Sidewinder
 16
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Shalaylay Direct
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Lesson in Discipline
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Deliverance
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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