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NW Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,265'
Location: 45.72194, -122.19322 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Zack on Apr 10, 2015
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Slightly lower in elevation than the Central Pinnacle, but also taller and larger. The downhill (west) side sports the tallest expanse of rock at Chimney Rocks, and the summit is also easily reached via a scramble up the East side. Don't forget to sign the summit register in the cave.

Getting There 

Immediately NW of the Central Pinnacle.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Cascades area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For NW Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: NW Buttress route topo. Photo by Jeff Thomas

NW Buttress 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Southwest Cascades : ... : NW Pinnacle
The most obvious, striking line up the tallest face of the NW Pinnacle.P1: Clip two bolts up a 5.5 face and pull a cruxy, but short, diagonal fingertips crack to a large ledge. Continue up the fun and sustained 5.8 dihedral looming above, then romp up a series of small ledges and easier climbing to the spacious belay ledge. Belay from small tree and #3 Camalot. 120', 5.8P2: Head for the short, left-facing, offwidth dihedral above and to the right. Protection can be had before reachin...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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