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Routes in Hunchback Pinnacle

Danglefoot Dihedral S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Green Ripper S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Hunchback Route S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Quasi Moto S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Steve's Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Kip Metzger and Craig Reason
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Shared By: Luke Bertelsen on Oct 4, 2005
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Green Ripper is to the right of Steve's Arete as you look down towards the Highway. It is also easily identified by the four ring bolts. The route starts off of the the ledge. The first bolt is easily clipped from there. This climb packs a lot of climbing into 35 feet. Two of the local guides give it only one star. Climb it and see for yourself. The climbing is powerful and fun.


Four 3.75" stainless bolts to chain anchors.


Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
this route is short but it packs a lot of punch in 30 feet--steep face climbing on small crimps and side pulls, delicate footwork off sloping handholds, even a dyno to a jug. i can't wait to get back on it this spring and send it. Nov 30, 2009
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
Where's that picture of Lynn Hill leading this thing? Saw it somewhere but can't remember where. Apparently EFR was belaying :-)

Interesting how Mt. Lemmon was actually a destination for pros in the 80s. Oct 22, 2009
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard  
Hey Brent, they have been that way since the route was put up. Nice goin'. Apr 21, 2008
Brent Silvester
Brent Silvester  
Felt like some pretty crucial holds are about to break off. Glad I got it done while it is still a 5.12. Apr 21, 2008
The bolts have been replaced with 3.75" stainless in approx the same locations. Oct 30, 2007
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Good climbing on thin edges but the ring bolts (Mammut?) are a pain to clip and should be replaced. Jan 25, 2006