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Central Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.72144, -122.19298 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Zack on Dec 7, 2013
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This is the main pinnacle of Chimney Rocks, its summit acheiving a higher elevation than any here. Established routes gain its summit from every side, including an 80' 5.0 scramble up its east face. The descent from this pinnacle is via a rappel down this face from a recently installed (Mar 2015) bolt anchor at the summit (used to require a downclimb).

Getting There 

The single track approach trail will spit you out directly at the base of the East Face of this pinnacle.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Cascades area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Central Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Pinnacle:
South Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
West Arete   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 170'   
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Featured Route For Central Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: West Arete route topo

West Arete 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Washington : Southwest Cascades : ... : Central Pinnacle
A must-do route for the 5.10 climber at Chimney Rocks. A long, aesthetic, moderate arete with steep cruxes and fantastic exposure.A low crux through the first two bolts continues into 100' of 5.8 climbing up the left side of the arete. Continue up the short, easy section of lower angle broken slab before stepping around to the right side of the arete once vertical again. Enjoy the exposure up the slightly overhung high crux, then finish off the route with 40' of sub-5.8 climbing to the anchor...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Arete on the left side of the west face.
BETA PHOTO: Arete on the left side of the west face.

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