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Routes in Third Pinnacle

Halls of Ivy T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Red Tide T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
South Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Thin Crack T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Trident T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
West Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
West Flakes T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Wide Crack T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: Trad, 20 ft
FA: unknown, long ago
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Shared By: Tony B on Jul 19, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Although this short route is referred to in the Rossiter book as a miniature route, I had no idea how short it would be. It's not quite 20 feet tall! No less, it's a fun boulder problem or a short steep crack with good jams and gear (2.5").
The crux is topping out, where the crack ends and the finishing flake that is jammed in wobbles. It seems OK though, after inspecting it, I must admit it gave me a spook while climbing it. It is better than the nearby slopers.

To descend, downclimb the 3-3.5" crack on the lower angle East face to the ledge that is followed North, back down to the ground.

Location

The route can be found after walking off the back of the 3rd pinnacle summit, or by hiking up the back side, North-ward on the slope past the top of the West-facing ridge and then around East to the back of the true summit block.
Climb the obvious crack on the overhanging West face to the top.

Protection

One 2.5" or 3" cam plus finger sized gear or a long cordalette for the top belay.

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