Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: BFobar on Apr 24, 2007 with updates from CASA Climbing Assn. of So. AZ
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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This route is on the east face of hitchcock pinnacle, starting under the obvious roof. I would say it is worth doing for the roof move. If it was closer to the ground, it would be a fun V0/1 bouldering problem. There is one bolt above the roof and a set of chains. This route is easily top roped after climbing the standard route, but rope drag is bad when lowering off. I would recommend topping out and rapping to save your sheath.

I heard a rumor that some holds on this route was chipped out by rock hammers in the early '70s.


East face hitchcock pinnacle, its a no brainer.


1 bolt up high. Cracks under the roof will probably take anything fat finger sized. Falling on lead over the roof before clipping the bolt would probably be bad news.

Bolts and top-anchors updated by CASA in 2018.


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Braxtron   ...
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This climb isn't worth leading, in my opinion; it's not particularly fun. If you really want to do it, do it on TR after leading one of the other routes. By the way, if you peel off just after pulling the roof, and just before clipping the bolt, it would be an ugly fall. Feb 16, 2008
San Diego, CA
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
The bolt seems to be poorly located. I agree, leading this route is bold the way it was set up. Fun TR. May 28, 2008
Los Alamos, NM
SThal   Los Alamos, NM
Do not lead this route. Do not waste time climbing it unless you want cool pictures of yourself pulling an overhang. May 15, 2009
Zach Gooding
Tucson AZ
Zach Gooding   Tucson AZ
Nonsense, this route is a fine lead. The roof protects with a small nut below the lip, if you take a fall, its 4 feet, and over hung enough that you avoid whipping the wall. IF you peel off after pulling the roof, you didn't deserve to clip the bolt anyway, the feet and hands are all bomber. Mar 16, 2012
Daryl Allan
Sierra Vista, AZ
Daryl Allan   Sierra Vista, AZ
What's all this about falling above the roof = plunge into certain death? Bah.. I'm a big chicken and fwiw I slipped off above the roof trying to traverse over to clip the oddly-placed bolt above the lip and had an all-air, very clean fall onto a #3 BD at the roof. I ended up no where near the ground. This was all a while back, we stopped in to play on the Pinnacle after a day of climbing. I thought this was the funnest way up the Pinnacle. It is a bit pumpy, particularly after a day of sport wanking, but a short/fun climb. Oct 12, 2012
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
You can place two small C3's after pulling the roof and before the bolt. I placed them from a funky double knee bar, which made the route for me. Lots of fun climbing for a short route! Nov 18, 2012
Owen Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Owen Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ
Definitely worth climbing on TR, mostly for the fun heel hook! I'd recommend rapping down the north face because rope drag is bad. Dec 7, 2015
The fixed anchors on this route were updated by CASA in 2018. See the full list of updated climbs at theclimbershome.org/about-t…

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