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Elevation: 590 ft 180 m
GPS: 41.6897, -72.8328
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Shared By: Kurtz on Oct 24, 2006
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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 Suggest change

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
 93
First Crack
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 33
Right Wing
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 29
Casual Corner
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 24
Sixth Sense
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 57
Second Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Locomotive Breath
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 33
A-Frame
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Third Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Emerald City
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 84
Zambezi Hatchet Head
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R
 22
Mossad
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R
 18
Lost World
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
 18
The Entertainer
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Crack Cracked Wall
 93
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Right Wing Right Wing Wall
 33
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Casual Corner Entertainer Wall
 29
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Sixth Sense Cracked Wall
 24
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Second Crack Cracked Wall
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Locomotive Breath Dream Weaver Wall
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
A-Frame A-Frame Wall
 33
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Third Crack Cracked Wall
 67
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Emerald City Emerald City Slab
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Zambezi Hatchet Head Right Wing Wall
 84
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mossad A-Frame Wall
 22
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Lost World Right Wing Wall
 18
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 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
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
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