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Main Ridge Pinnacles Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on May 1, 2008
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The Main Ridge Pinnacles are a series of small spires on the prominent ridge that can be seen from the parking area and stretch from above The Skull west to the vicinity of Rotten Rock Valley.

There are a large number of routes on these spires, almost all of which have free-standing summits and offer great views of the surrounding area.

Some of the better routes here include Arrowsphere (5.9), Out of Africa (5.10a), North by Northwest (5.10a), Green Grass and High Tides (5.10a), Black Flys (5.10c) and Too Sick to Stick (5.12c).

Getting There 

Approach from the south by hiking uphill past The Skull or from the north by cutting off the hiking trail to the summit in the vicinity of The Bong (aka 2001). Plan on 45 minutes to over an hour for the mostly uphill approach.

Climbing Season

For the Lake Arrowhead Area area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Ridge Pinnacles

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Ridge Pinnacles:
Arrowsphere   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Pinnacle 2
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Daly enjoying the short but fun 'Arrowshpere'...

Arrowsphere 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Pinnacle 2
The Main Pinnacle Ridge is located above the Skull formantion. From the meadow below to the south, hike up a climbers trail heading north and around the Skull's west side. Once on the backside of the Skull, continue north through faint trail networks the formations above (Pinnacles #1-6). Cross through a corridor (some scrambling required) and reach the north side of these pinnacles. Once there, the pinnacle are identifyed by looking at their north faces. Pinnacle #1 is the far left ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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