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The big mama of the Pinnacles. Central Pinnacle features the same breaky andesite-ignimbrite of the other pinnacles and hosts a few of the longer climbs at Mt Somers. The main attraction is Rocky Road (20), a three pitch sport climbing excursion.

Getting There 

Follow the trail behind the hut and bathroom, past hut pinnacle and down the scree slope below west pinnacle.

Climbing Season

For the South Island area.

Weather station 18.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jo nearing the top of the second pitch

Rocky Road 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Central Pinnacle
3 pitches of sport climbing gives you a grand tour of the Central Pinnacle.1) 17- 2 bolts up the left hand arête of the boulder get you to a standing belay at a bolt anchor. It seems sandbagged at 17 (5.9) to me - quite a hard start!2) 20 - Traverse left from the belay on a mixture of old and new bolts. After 4 or 5 bolts head straight up, passing bolts sometimes not visible from below. This is a long pitch of sustained climbing on small knobs and edges. Belay off two old bolts with hangers jus...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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