8 - Kat Pinnacle Rock Climbing
Mary Ann "Corkey" Corthell tyrolean to K...
This is a semi obscure pinnacle between the Cookie Cliff and Roadside Attraction. There are a few old aid lines here as well as a couple free routes. The Southwest Corner route is where Yvon Chouinard, belayed by Tom Frost, first tested and used the rurp in 1960.
Park at the turnout just up river from Roadside Attraction. Follow an in obvious trail with some bushwhacking up to the formation.
Also, the pinnacle can be reached by walking up the Cookie Road (Coulterville Road?) until you reach a healthy forested area. Take a footpath to the left, into the woods, and pass the big boulder with Dynamite Crack (V0) on its back side. Walk down through brush until you reach the top of the cliff. Rappel into the notch.
Climbing Season For the Lower Merced River Canyon area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
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Northwest Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Although the summit had been reached via Tyrolean traverse on November 10th 1940 by DeWitt Allen, Torcom Bedayan, and Robin Hansen, Kat Pinnacle was first climbed from the ground up via the Northwest Corner.Pitch 1) Climb broken cracks to a good stance below a semi rotten aid crack. 5.7Pitch 2) Ascend the aid crack mostly on fixed gear and belay from a tree. 5.7 C2+Pitch 3) Move the belay around the summit cap to the right. Climb a short chimney to the top. 5.7Ratings are old school....[more] Browse More Classics in California