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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
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Pat Brennan & Dave Honeywell, April 1998
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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 [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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

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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
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

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