Elevation: 590 ft
GPS: 41.69, -72.833 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kurtz on Oct 24, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson

Description

Whether you're just getting into the sport and this is your first time climbing outdoors or you're a seasoned veteran looking for your next project, Pinnacle is a great place for climbers of all grades. Pinnacle is home to classics such as Zambezi Hatchet Head, Emerald City and Entertainer. The routes vary from 50 - 80ft in height and consist of basalt rock (aka trap rock).

The cliff is located on commercial private property and climbing is not officially allowed however, climbers have been climbing here since the late 70's. Please carpool if possible because parking is minimal at best. Due to the short approach, locals tend to party at the crag leaving smashed beer bottles and garbage behind. Please help by taking a little extra garbage out on your visit. Any help is greatly appreciated by the RMF and all climbers alike. The RMF and others have been working for decades with the land owners on proper access so please be respectful of the property as well as adjacent land owners as they will be critical in any future deal that may materialize.

The areas from climber's left to right are:
1. Lone Pine
2. Emerald City Slab
3. A-Frame Wall
4. Dream Weaver Wall
5. Right Wing Wall
6. Entertainer Wall
7. Cracked Wall

There are access trails on the left and right side of the crag.

Getting There

From Waterbury: Take I-84 east to exit 34, Crooked Street. Make a left at the end of the ramp. Go to the end of the road, about .25 mile, and make a left at the light-Route 372. Go about .7 mile to a VW car dealership on the right corner. Make a right at the light onto Metacomet Road.

From Hartford: Take I-84 west to exit 33, Route 72. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto New Britain Ave. Go .2 mile, and make a left at the light (at VW car dealership) onto Metacomet Road.

Once on Metacomet Rd: Go about a mile until road turns sharp left and you see a pond on the left. The trailhead is on the right at the curve. Parking is a little farther up the road, but avoid the NO PARKING signs. Take the dirt jeep trail into the woods. After about 100 yards, turn right at the big cement blocks onto a climber's trail which leads to the base of the cliffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pinnacle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 77
First Crack
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 29
Right Wing
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 24
Casual Corner
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 29
A-Frame
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Sixth Sense
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 19
Narrowing Experience
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 52
Second Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Locomotive Breath
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Third Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Emerald City
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Zambezi Hatchet Head
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 7
Great Expectations
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X
 29
Sunshine
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 7
Dream Weaver
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 19
The Entertainer
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Crack Cracked Wall
 77
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Right Wing Right Wing Wall
 29
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Casual Corner Entertainer Wall
 24
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
A-Frame A-Frame Wall
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Sixth Sense Cracked Wall
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Narrowing Experience Entertainer Wall
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, TR
Second Crack Cracked Wall
 52
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Locomotive Breath Dream Weaver Wall
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Third Crack Cracked Wall
 53
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Emerald City Emerald City Slab
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Zambezi Hatchet Head Right Wing Wall
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Great Expectations Dream Weaver Wall
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Sunshine Entertainer Wall
 29
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X Trad, TR
Dream Weaver Dream Weaver Wall
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
The Entertainer Entertainer Wall
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
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