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Description

Split Pinnacle is the spire, up Eagle Creek, which runs between Manure Pile Buttress and Lower Brother.

The East arete is a great route and well worth doing.

Getting There

Park in the big pull-out 1 mile west of the Camp 4 lot.

Walk up the creek.

Split Pinnacle is on the west, or left side on the approach.

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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East Arete
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East Arete
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
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Maybe we were off route, but the Pinnacle is west of the creekbed. Oct 29, 2009
Split pinnacle is definitely on the west side of Eagle Creek. Dec 30, 2009
This is an awesome pinnacle outing. Just look for the offwidth/squeeze (don't worry, its mellow) at the base on the east side of the pinnacle. The first pitch is a long Bombay chimney. The second is a nutcracker type pitch. The last pitch has two options: 1)climb easy aid up a sloping ramp to the top. 2) Recommended. Traverse east and gain a steep crack that overlooks the entire route. Protecting the entry moves into crack is challenging.

  • *** Great
Dec 30, 2009
Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
Here's a good trip report posted over at Supertopo
supertopo.com/climbers-foru… Mar 17, 2011
Lou Hibbard
Eagan, MN
Lou Hibbard   Eagan, MN
That last pitch is what really makes the route. An undercling lieback up and left over a big void with poor feet and gear you couldn't see that well as you stuffed it in - all the while cognizant of the necessary big loop in the rope because you went straight right from the belay before cutting back left and to keep you tight the belayer would give you rope drag. Wild! Nov 1, 2011