Description

The prominent peak as one heads up the Jackass Pass trail to the Cirque of Towers, on the West side of the approach just before Warbonnet Peak. It has a number of routes on it, that would make good half day outings, with relatively easy approaches from Big Sandy. The camping is good below the peak in the area just above the switchbacks out of Big Sandy Lake. Not nearly as crowded as Big Sandy or the Cirque.
Descend by walking off to the west. It is possible to wrap around to return to the base of the approach ledges that come in from the south

Getting There

From Big Sandy Lake, look for the peak to the west, and approach up the slope about 1/4 mile beyond the switchbacks out of the lake. This is just about before the stream crossing below the second big climb on the trail. Good camping can be had on the hills above here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sundance Pinnacle

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Right Crack
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Northeast Arete
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Right Crack
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Northeast Arete
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
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There's a fun little climb here in the bechtel book that breaks up the walk into the cirque. It's a scramble, then 5.7 first pitch, then 5.9, then short little 10' pitch/solo, then scramble to the summit. Super fun. :) Sep 5, 2015