Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Charles Tabor, Jeff Wilburn - 1987
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 5, 2006
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The route climbs the west face of the pinnacle. Begin at the low roof, boulder up to get situated on the face and then either climb straight up the left arete to a ledge or traverse right to a groove and up. The arete is a little harder, but climbing to the groove puts you in danger of a groundfall.

After gaining the ledge, follow the narrow face protecting out of horizontals to anchors on the summit. Rappel, do not lower.


When you reach the wall you can't miss the pinnacle. Start on top of the low boulders. Belay the second up if you have a small party or set up a TR is you have more than three. Rappel from the chains to get down.


One bolt, TCUs and/or tri-cams.
Ben McCabe
Phoenix, AZ
Ben McCabe   Phoenix, AZ
There is a new anchor with chains closer to the edge from which you can lower. Very easy climb, great for beginners. May 22, 2010
Dave Goodell  
Bring some tricams if you want more solid pro. There are a lot of horizontals for placing pro, but in the upper section of the tower the horizontals aren't very parallel-sided and often flare outwards. I got a C4 #0.75 in a gently flaring horizontal maybe 10-15 feet down from the top-out as my final piece, but it was a bit sandy and I'm not sure it would hold a fall from the top. Luckily the climbing is pretty easy if you feel along the right edge of the face. Oct 26, 2011
+1 for Tricams, as long as you know how to use them. Overall I thought this little climb had more challenging gear than RRG average. Mar 20, 2017
pat a
pat a  
Not PG-13 IMO. There's good gear closer than every body length if you want to sew it up. Some minor gear beta: if you've got an X4 0.4, bring it. 10 feet down from the top is the awful flaring/sloping 0.75 placement Dave mentions. Just to the right of it is a little the awful flaring/sloping 0.75 you can shove an overcammed 0.4 behind a little constriction and it'd never come out. Mar 6, 2018
Chris Chaney
Stanton, Kentucky
Chris Chaney   Stanton, Kentucky
I'd argue the PG-13 is more for the start. It's a bouldery beginning to get to the bolt with a bad landing. The rest of the climb is well protected and solid climbing. It's not something to be taken lightly for beginning leaders and the grade will attract inexperienced leaders and belayers. Mar 6, 2018