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Friend Creek Pinnacle Region Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,450'
Location: 42.27, -105.4675 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Friend Creek Pinnacle Area is a great cool summer place to do a 2.4 mile hike and then climb for a day/week on outstanding steep gear routes. The main ridge is fractured-jointed big pieces of granite whose cracks are quite friendly to nuts or cams. The rock surface is fine grained Laramie Peak Granite occasionally offering handholds and features but most of the climbing is user friendly hand and finger variety splitter-like cracks. The Pinnacle and Ridge are about 1/4 mile off the Laramie Peak Summit Trail in the region of Friend Creek Falls at the second switchback. Many more such cracks are along this ridge and await first ascents with little cleaning of loose rock.

Getting There 

Hike the Laramie Peak Summit Trail for about 2 miles to the 2nd switch back which is also signed Friend Creek Falls

Climbing Season

For the Laramie Range area.

Weather station 7.0 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: the Friendly route on Friend Pinnacle

Friendly 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Wyoming : Laramie Range : ... : Friend Creek Pinnacle Regio...
1. A short jumper pitch over the block pile will get you to some belay bolts in the corner.2. Start in the corner but soon move right to the now opened crack and continue to the saddle between the pinnacle and the ridge to the north.3. From the saddle traverse right on easy ledges until below the south face of the summit block. Some gully like cracks lead to any easy finish.Rappel bolt are on the NE corner. A second set of "mid way" rap bolts is at the flake on the NE side of the pinnacle. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

Photos of Friend Creek Pinnacle Region Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Friend Creek Pinnacle location on West side of Fri...
BETA PHOTO: Friend Creek Pinnacle location on West side of Fri...
Rock Climbing Photo: The overhanging hand crack on the north face of Fr...
BETA PHOTO: The overhanging hand crack on the north face of Fr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the north side of Friend Creek Pinnacle
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the north side of Friend Creek Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: The second Switchback and beginning of climber tra...
BETA PHOTO: The second Switchback and beginning of climber tra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Friend Creek Pinnacle as seen from Friend Creek Fa...
BETA PHOTO: Friend Creek Pinnacle as seen from Friend Creek Fa...

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