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Routes in NW Pinnacle
|NW Buttress T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|SW Buttress T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||George Zack, Jeff Thomas, Bill Coe - 2015|
|Page Views:||368 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||George Zack on Apr 10, 2015|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionThe most obvious, striking line up the tallest face of the NW Pinnacle.
P1: Clip two bolts up a 5.5 face and pull a cruxy, but short, diagonal fingertips crack to a large ledge. Continue up the fun and sustained 5.8 dihedral looming above, then romp up a series of small ledges and easier climbing to the spacious belay ledge. Belay from small tree and #3 Camalot. 120', 5.8
P2: Head for the short, left-facing, offwidth dihedral above and to the right. Protection can be had before reaching the OW by looking slightly around the corner on your right. The cruxy offwidth is easier than it looks, thanks to hidden face holds and secure rests. It protects well with a tight #4 Camalot in a parallel slot deep in the crack about halfway up. Once the angle eases, leave the offwidth for the crack system to your left, and continue up this easy stretch until you are standing on a couple of large chockstones. Traverse to the right past a bolt (5.6), gain the ledge, then work back left to belay from the tree directly above the bolt. 80', 5.8+
The descent is a quick walk off the East side: Push through the belay tree, unrope, and hike up the dirty ledge to gain the true summit, then head down.