Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Ken Trout, Kirk Miller, and Olaf Mitchell
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Nov 19, 2002
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


This is the pitch leading from the top of the Center Route to the summit of Cynical Pinnacle. Caution should be exercised with the pins and bolts.

Climb to the top of the third pitch of the Center Route and belay at a bolted anchor below a line of two pitons and about 6 or 7 bolts leading straight up to the summit.

Start off with a tricky move to the left of the anchor and hand traverse back right along a shallow crack to reach the 1st of two pitons. Falling before the first pin or even onto the second could result in a bad ledge fall. There were three pins before the 1st bolt, but one pulled out while my second was following the route, so now you may have to place a small wire or Alien where the 1st pin used to be. The second pin sticks out about 1/2" the third pin looks solid.

Once you reach the 1st bolt, continue up very steep rock via small but positive edges. The crux comes at the 2nd bolt and after the crux the bolts become a bit more spaced out as the climbing eases off to 5.10.

Belay from a bolt anchor on the summit.


Bring about 10 quickdraws and some small wires or Aliens to get you to the first pin.