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End Pinnacle

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L to R R to L Alpha
Be All, End All T 
Cap'm Pissgums T 
Days of Future Passed T 
Endgame T 
Great Gig in the Sky T 
Jimmywacky T,S 
Magnus Veritas T,S 
Poetry in Motion T 
Son of Gums T 
Uncarved Block T 
Unknown (L of Endgame) S 
Welcome to the Machine T,S 

End Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 31.9275, -109.9785 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description & Descent 

End Pinnacle is the at the Northwest end of the Rockfellow group. It has a number of excellent climbs, some of which are bold traditional lines while others are well-protected bolted climbs.

DESCENT: From the summit of End Pinnacle, there are at least two means for descent:

The most frequently used (and most interesting) descent is to walk NNE from the summit to the rappels. You will head downhill on some slightly exposed terrain about 100' to a large bowl about 30' in diameter. Enter the bowl and walk to its SE side. There is a crack here. Up and out of the bowl there is a tree next to this crack, the first rappel anchor is next to the tree. It's exposed, so stay roped up when moving to it.

Rap 90' from the tree to an anchor about 20' left of the direct line.
Rap 60' to a three bolt anchor.
Rap 60' to the notch.
Scramble down the ramp until you reach a third anchor (on your right if you are facing downhill).
Rap 90' to a level spot.
Scramble across an exposed move to the horizontal passage leading to the face and another rap anchor (do not continue further down into the cave).
Rap 100' to the ground on the north side of End Pinnacle.
  • **Although this descent is possible with a single 60 meter rope, it is strongly advised that you have a second rope for all climbs on End Pinnacle***

Alternatively, it is possible to rappel the SW face with two ropes. Beware of getting your ropes stuck. Rappelling Magnus Veritas seems to result in the fewest rope snags.


The link below is for some topos for End Pinnacle:

Getting There 

From the campground in the East Stronghold, head north on the road approx .2 miles to a trail next to a large boulder in the road. Follow this trail west for approx .5 miles and gaining 1000 feet in elevation. At this point the path passes through a notch and levels off. After another 100 yards the trail forks, turn southwest and head toward the Rockfellow domes (which will be very obvious at this point.) After .2 miles, the trail heads up a short hill and deposits you at the North side of End Pinnacle.

Climbing Season

For the Rockfellow Group area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in End Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for End Pinnacle:
Poetry in Motion   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 485'   
Endgame   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Days of Future Passed   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Son of Gums   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Welcome to the Machine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   
Cap'm Pissgums   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   
Unknown (L of Endgame)   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 5 pitches, 580'   
Be All, End All   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   
Jimmywacky   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For End Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown party on P2 of Poetry in Motion on 12/10/1...

Poetry in Motion 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : End Pinnacle
An excellent, courageous climb up the west face of End Pinnacle. It is noteworthy not only as a brilliant feat of routefinding, traditional climbing, and boldness but also as the first route up this face of End Pinnacle. To reach the start of the climb, scramble up the ramp to the left of the start of Welcome to the Machine. At the top of the ramp it is possible to build an anchor with .5"-2" gear. Pitch 1 (130', 5.6R). Climb up and left from the belay about 70' along featured but runout terra...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wow, is all I had to say.
Wow, is all I had to say.
Rock Climbing Photo: End Pinnacle, big crack is Days
End Pinnacle, big crack is Days
Rock Climbing Photo: Toofast on the approach
Toofast on the approach
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach to End Pinnacle in the Rockfellow ...
BETA PHOTO: On the approach to End Pinnacle in the Rockfellow ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great summit!
Great summit!

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By marc farra
Dec 23, 2010
You can rap the west face with two ropes I used a combination of anchors from days of future passed and the line to the right of it. Much more straight forward rap and it gets you much closer to the start of end game and the other climbs on the sw face.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 14, 2015
I sorted this area. Please let me know if corrections need to be made. Additionally let me know if other Cochise domes could use sorting.
By mherholz Herholz
Oct 6, 2016
Can you really do this route as a sport route? What pieces would one recommend?
By Nick Henscheid
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 26, 2017
I learned an important lesson today. Just because you have double 70M ropes doesn't mean you should always go for a double 70M rap! Moral of the story: do NOT attempt to rap from the summit to the P2 anchors on Magnus Veritas!! You will be unable to pull your rope due to severe drag on the upper slab and will need to re-ascend to the Endgame P4 anchors and start over. This makes for a bad time.
By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Feb 27, 2017
Wow Nick. Glad you guys are ok!

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