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Routes in Cardinal Pinnacle

Bard-Harrington Finish T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cardinal Sin T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cardinalidae T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crack Kingdom T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cucumbers T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Passeri T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Passeriformes T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Prow, The T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Red Bush T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Regular Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shadow Prow Traverse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shadows of the Artichoke T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shine or Whine T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
V8 Crack T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
West Face T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Where Eagles Dare T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
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Type: Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Jun 25, 2013 with updates from Colten L
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Follow the crack in the left facing corner. Half way up the second pitch follow the crack up out of the corner, as the corner curves right. Continue up the crack to the shoulder of Cardinal Pinnacle. The Regular Route trends left to right from the base to the top.


Begin at the base of the huge left facing book on the right side of the crag.


Thin to 3"


Couldn't you put just a *little* more effort into this? Think of it as like 10 photo comments. Something like pitch lengths, where the belays are, how to get down, maybe an identifying feature or something? Jun 29, 2013
Approach the pinnacle up the boulders and talus heading toward the start of the west face. Walk right up a 3rd class ramp to a big ledge at the corner of where the small peak on the right connects to the main feature.

Tie in below some big blocks with rap slings on them maybe 30 feet above. Climb easy terrain up to a second big sandy ledge where the dihedral gets more defined. 5.5, gear anchor

The second pitch puts you at the saddle between the main pinnacle and the small right peak. Lots of big blocks, many are loose. 5.6, belay at rap slings

The 3rd optional pitch is a short super fun crack at which point we walked to the main rap off the back and skree surfed to climbers right then back to the car. 5.5, gear anchor. wished it was longer.

Standard rack, dont skimp on slings.

50% of the climb is awesome. May 28, 2014
Colten L
Moab, UT
Colten L   Moab, UT
For a super fun variation, climb the last pitch of West Face by extending the traverse an extra 15 feet. Then continue up the 5.8 chimney and finish to the anchors. Great route to free solo. May 9, 2018

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