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Eichorn Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,680'
Location: 37.8476, -119.4059 View Map  Incorrect?
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Nearly equal in beauty to the neighboring Cathedral Peak, Eichorn's Pinnacle offers one of Tuolumne's most spectacular summits. It is named after Jules Eichorn (1912 - 2000), an avid mountaineer and Sierra Club leader, who first summited via the North Face in 1931. More about Jules Eichorn can be found here.

The North Face affords an easy way to tag the summit after climbing Cathedral's Southeast Buttress.

Getting There 

From the Cathedral Lakes trailhead, follow the main (John Muir) trail for approximately 3 miles.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Eichorn Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eichorn Pinnacle:
North Face   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 100'   
West Pillar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   
West Pillar Direct   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Center crack on the East Face of Eichorn Pinnacle

East Face, Center Crack 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Eichorn Pinnacle
The center crack on the east face is the obvious gnarly looking offwidth going up the center of the pinnacle as visible from Cathedral Peak. Belay on a small 2x2' shelf a few feet below (on the south side) of the saddle at the base of the pinnacle. There are several gear options for a solid belay anchor. Step out off the ledge with a lot of air suddenly below your heels and begin to traverse up and left aiming for the short hand crack roof. Once at the small roof, continue straight up that crack...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The classic hero shot!   August 2012 Photo by Scot...
The classic hero shot! August 2012 Photo by Scot...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alpin Glow on Cathedral peak from the top of eicho...
Alpin Glow on Cathedral peak from the top of eicho...
Rock Climbing Photo: view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from Cathedral
view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from Cathedral
Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn at sunset
Eichorn at sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn pinnacle at sunset
Eichorn pinnacle at sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Donnie gets ready for the traverse to Eichorn from...
Donnie gets ready for the traverse to Eichorn from...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle.
Another angle.
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit Register
Summit Register
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from the North-East
A view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from the North-East
Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn's Pinnacle.
Eichorn's Pinnacle.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn Pinnacle
Eichorn Pinnacle

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By Jessie Tan
From: Detroit, Michigan
Sep 30, 2014
Hey everybody,

Climbed Eichorn's Pinnacle on 9/29/2014 and my rope got stuck on the rap from the summit, it's a blue sterling 9.8 70m, was unable to retrieve it from the stance we were at in the 3rd class gully without legit risk.

If anybody is climbing the route soon and able to retrieve it, send me a message and I'll pay you to send it back to me and buy you a new cam ordered to your address. Email



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