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B.S. Memorial Route S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Continental Drift S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Route 1 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wire Brush S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Pat Brennan, Brad Singer, Dave LePere, Stuart Bryer & John Cardmon, May 1999
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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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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.


This route is located on the left end of the north face of Pinnacle #1. Head up past 5 bolts (the crux is getting past the third bolt, transitioning from the face to a dirty slab).


- 5 bolts
- 2 bolt anchor (no chains). However, there are a set of anchors 7 feet further for another route that has 2 bolts WITH chains. This is the best option to lower off without leaving gear.


Dave Daly
Kernville, CA
Dave Daly   Kernville, CA
Had it not been for the semi-chossy rock quality, this route would have been rated higher. The quality of the route diminishes past the third bolt as one encounters a dirty lichen covered slab and more chossy conditions higher. Apr 30, 2008
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
I hope all climbers understand that lowering off the other anchor should involve rappelling only. Rappelling is far more kind to the anchor. To lower off or top-rope directly through the anchor puts undue wear on the permanent gear. Feb 27, 2009
David Aldama
Running Springs, CA
David Aldama   Running Springs, CA
Flakey and dirty rock make this a more mentally difficult than physically difficult climb. Nov 25, 2017

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