Avg: 3 from 2 votes
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, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bill Coe, George Zack - 2015|
|Page Views:||62 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||George Zack on Apr 10, 2015|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionA long, clean, well-protected 5.6 climb with a single 5.9 move and an amazing summit belay position.
P1: Start up a crack leading into a low mini-roof at the toe of the buttress, then clip a bolt at 30' off the deck before making the single 5.9 crux move of the route. Continue up the crest of the buttress, using incipient crack systems for protection along the way, and generally taking the path of least resistance to reach the very large belay ledge and bolted anchor. 110', 5.9
P2: Climb up past the small trees (just above the anchor) to their right to a small dirty ledge. Your goal from here is to round the corner that is up and to your left. After a couple of exposed, but well protected moves around the corner, pull up onto the large ledge. Surmount the final short summit block directly ahead via your choice of cracks and belay from the bolted anchor in the shallow notch. 110', 5.6
Descend by walking off the East side of the pinnacle.