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Routes in Lowenbrau Pinnacle

Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crack Up C2
Crackin Up T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Direct North Boulder S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Direct Service T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Face S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left Under T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Hope T,S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
No Hope II T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not known A2 R
Right Over T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Short Link S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ski Tracks T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slama Jama T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Super Air S A1-
Upper Air A2
Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: FrankM on Jul 7, 2008 with updates
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The whole climb is consistent difficulty. Finger dihedral most of the climb with cool stemming positions. Easy exit for finish with fist crack/jug.

Location

About 35ft to the right of Direct North Boulder. It's easy to find because it's the cleanest dihedral that's begging for you to climb it. You can either rap from the anchor or continue right and up to link up with Direct Service or the face.

Protection

Sm-med sized gear. Optional large pro near the top and a bolted anchor at the finish.
saltlick  
 
A newer bolt directly above the Green Book makes it even easier to link GB to Direct Service and reach the top of the Pinnacle in one long pitch. Communication gets difficult once the leader gets through the Short Link, and there is a little unavoidable rope drag, but on the whole it's an interestingly varied and well-protected climb. 60M rope requires 2 rappels to reach the ground. Dec 17, 2010
Jason Partin
San Diego, CA
  5.9
Jason Partin   San Diego, CA
  5.9
Great climb!!! Three-to-four finger-and-smaller master cams or aliens recommended if you're not a confident 5.9 leader. I saw skilled climbers skipping a placement, but there's a risk of decking if you don't place a second piece soon after the first. I'd recommend a minimum of three placements. Mar 2, 2009