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Routes in Pinnacle 2

Arrowsphere S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
By Hook or by Crook S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Innocent Eyes TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Loose Stool T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Razor Tips S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sigmoidoscope T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Pat Brennan & Dave Honeywell, April 1998
Page Views: 1,306 total, 11/month
Shared By: Dave Daly on Apr 30, 2008
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The Main Pinnacle Ridge is located above the Skull formantion. From the meadow below to the south, hike up a climbers trail heading north and around the Skull's west side. Once on the backside of the Skull, continue north through faint trail networks the formations above (Pinnacles #1-6). Cross through a corridor (some scrambling required) and reach the north side of these pinnacles. Once there, the pinnacle are identifyed by looking at their north faces. Pinnacle #1 is the far left formation, then #2 is the next formation to the right, as are the remaining pinnacles. Arrowsphere is located on the right side arete of the north face of Pinnacle #2. As a side note, there is an excellent 3 bolt route on the left arete of Pinnacle #2, checking in at .10b (unknown FA and route name, probably put up by Pat Brennan).

Location

Start on the boulder next to the base of an arete. Clip the first bolt and launch up the arete, clipping 3 more bolts to the top. Fairly straight forward.

Protection

-4 bolts
-2 bolt anchor with chains (on the top most part of the summit of the pinnacle)

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C Miller
CA
  5.9
C Miller   CA  
  5.9
A 5.10d direct start can be done to this - preclip the 1st bolt and then start down and left at ground level. May 2, 2008
Dave Daly
Kernville, CA
 
Dave Daly   Kernville, CA
 
The 'Hidden Treasures: Rock Climbing In The San Bernadino Mountains' guidebook is helpful with getting around this area and locating routes.

The book identifies the route as 5.9 but a consensual survey from our group climbing it felt it to be pretty "soft" for 5.9. Apr 30, 2008