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Routes in Goodrich Pinnacle Area

Day light to Midnight T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Galactic Hitchhiker T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Goblet, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Goodrich Pinnacle-Left Side T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Goodrich Pinnacle-Right Side T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Goodrich to the Oasis T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Hall of Mirrors T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Hanging Pillar T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
McPherson Struts T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Patio Pinnacle, Regular Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
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Type: Trad, 500 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II
FA: Jeff Foot, 1963.
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Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Apr 16, 2011
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Rockfall danger higher than usual on Glacier Point Apron Details
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Climb to the top of the chimney described below and belay. Step out Rt. onto the slab, traversing diagonally up and right to a bolt. Continue traversing right another 20-25 feet to a second bolt, then climb directly up and then to a belay ledge slightly left. From the belay ledge climb up about 20 feet to a bolt, and then down and right towards a small ledge., then up and right to another bolt. Another few (5.9) moves culminate on a ledge(crux). The final lead climbs almost directly upwards to "Patio Pinnacle."

Location

Patio Pinnacle is a tiny exfoliation slab between Monday Morning Slab and Goodrich Pinnacle, and is located approximately 600 feet above the talus. The climb starts about 120 feet to the right of The Gob, and climbs lower 5th class rock for about 200 feet arriving at a prominent chimney visible from the Valley floor. Bring a second rope for the rappels. The condition of the bolts is currently questionable. This would be a good project for ASCA.

Protection

Mostly bolts, but a light rack of wired stoppers and perhaps a few smaller cams. Also need about 6 quickdraws.

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Rodger Raubach  
  5.9
Once at the base of the chimney, finding the best way to the top is tricky. A very small climber can burrow through under a chockstone, but bigger climbers are forced on the face to the left for a few moves. This is a somewhat runout route and is very "old school Apron climbing." Better bring a bolt kit in case the rappel anchors need replacement. Apr 16, 2011

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