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Routes in The Pinnacle

Army Route, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Balance S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cheyenne S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Chivalry S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Corrugation Corner S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dragnet S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Full Monty S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Kendlee S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Men Arete, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Right-Facing Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shitter, The S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Steep Side S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tiger Snap? S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Type: Sport, 150 ft
FA: Bob Robertson & Carrie Robertson
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Shared By: Bosier Parsons on Apr 30, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

This is an excellent sport climb with high quality rock, sequential and interesting cruxes, and good protection. There are three cruxes which all felt like at least 5.10+, and they all come below the first anchor on the climb. The true crux is probably the first move, and is a little intimidating since you're so close to the ground, but the bolt is well-placed. The upper section above the first anchor is fun and airy, and I recommend climbing the whole thing in one long pitch (at least the first time you do it).

Location

Dragnet is the longest bolted route on the Pinnacle. It is located just left of Tiger Snap, and is the second route to the right of the Army Route.

There are two 2-bolt anchors. The first is about 100' up, and I'm pretty sure a 60m single rope would reach (although we had a 70m, so be careful). The second anchor is another 50 feet above this. So either descend via 2 rappels with a single 60m or longer, or drag a 2nd rope, and do one rappel from the top anchor.

Protection

14 quickdraws to do it in one long pitch. If breaking it into two pitches or only climbing the first pitch, 10 quickdraws should suffice.

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Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
 
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
 
great route! There are definitely at least two major cruxes, one right off the ground and one at the very top. Jul 10, 2010
Bosier Parsons
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bosier Parsons   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Thanks Bob! I'll update the description, too. May 6, 2009
Carrie Robertson was also on the first accent of this route. May 6, 2009