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Routes in The Pinnacle Face

Tiptoe Ridge T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Type: Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Greg Lovejoy, Steve Craddock
Page Views: 862 total · 14/month
Shared By: Cameron Fraser on Feb 27, 2013
Admins: Nate Ball

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Description

An alpine flavored adventure. Purportedly one of the best climbs in the world at the grade.

Location

Pinnacle face

Protection

2 sets nuts, some cam's, slings and hex's could be useful too. Noting particularly large or small required. Plenty of protection.

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Nate Ball
Portland, OR
  5.3
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
  5.3
There are a million variations to this climb. On the first pitch, I went left for a little more exposure and some possible 5.7-8 climbing. Then you can go up and over the pinnacle, or left around it. From there, it's just an obvious scramble up amazing jugs in an incredible setting. There is no reason to make this more than a pitch-and-a-half.

First belay below the pinnacle, second at the "scoop" in the middle of the upper face, third at the top. Add half a pitch between one and two for the pinnacle. Apr 11, 2016
Hannahlily
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Hannahlily   Mammoth Lakes, CA
First simul climb! Dec 9, 2013