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Pinnacle Peak

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28th Day T 
Angels On My Mind S 
Baby Woolsey T 
BeeGee T 
Beer Route T 
Birthday Party T 
Brown Out T 
Chug A Lug T 
Chutes and Ladders T 
Death Watch T 
Deep Throat T 
Deliverance T 
Dried Oatmeal T 
Dungeons and Dragons (AKA Burnt Toast) T 
Ezy Rider T 
Fear of Crying T,S 
Fear of Flying T 
Fine Line 
Flight 5.11 S 
Flight 5.11 Direct T 
Garber's Chimney T 
Give Me an Idea S 
Hades T 
Just Standing Around S 
Lesson in Discipline T,S 
Lost Nuts T 
Luna T 
Name It T 
Never Never Land T,S 
Parallax View T 
Pecker Party S 
Peg Route T 
Powder Puff T,S 
Rossetti Rose T 
Shalaylay Direct T 
Sidewinder T 
Silhouette S 
South Crack T 
Spiral Staircase T 
Tongue of Time T 
Unknown, left of Palo Verde S 
Vanishing Point T 
Voluptuous Ham(ster) T 
Walk Up T 
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Pinnacle Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 2,500'
Location: 33.72624, -111.86334 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Pinnacle Peak proper is the home of some of the best granite routes in the Phenix area. Some of the face routes up on the Peak stand as a testament to the mindblowing footwork of the hard dudes of early Phoenix climbing.

The Peak area contains great variation in climbing among the many routes, from the cracks of Birthday Party and Bee Gee to the demandingly thin, footwork-intense nothingness of Shalayly Direct. Whatever kind of climbing you like, you can probably find it here!

ACCESS NOTE: Please follow the rules of the park, including the opening and closing times. We have a good relationship with the Park and the City of Scottsdale and don't want them to get the idea that climbers are trouble!

Getting There 

Location is pretty obvious from the Visitor's Center for Pinnacle Peak Park. Take the main golf-cart path up to the first climber's trail (sign), then head up, left past Loafer's Choice and the AMC Boulder, and continue following the markers up to the Peak itself.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

44 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',6],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pinnacle Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pinnacle Peak:
South Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Chutes and Ladders   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Birthday Party   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Silhouette   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Chug A Lug   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Vanishing Point   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Ezy Rider   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
28th Day   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Give Me an Idea   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hades   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Luna   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 30'   
Pecker Party   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Death Watch   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fear of Flying   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Powder Puff   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Sidewinder   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Lesson in Discipline   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Shalaylay Direct   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Pinnacle Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Start on South Crack, head left at a glue in.

28th Day 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Pinnacle Peak
From a huge flat boulder start up a triangular block, head right to a left facing off width corner or left up an easy crack. They both take you to the same place, a squeeze chimney. Clip a glue-in on the left face w/a long runner, then mount the ledge and head left on a ledge. Traverse thin face moves to a right facing flake(takes .3 BD)to another ledge, Plug a .5 and/or #1BD w/ long runner in downward crack. Climb left up the arete making a few airy/thin/dicey/committing moves past a bolt...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: full exposure!
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Rock Climbing Photo: Voluptuous Ham 5.5 R on the west face.
BETA PHOTO: Voluptuous Ham 5.5 R on the west face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Short wall below main Pinnacle on West side.
BETA PHOTO: Short wall below main Pinnacle on West side.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beezlebub, 5.11 OW on West Face.
BETA PHOTO: Beezlebub, 5.11 OW on West Face.

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By Tim H.
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 1, 2016
Does anyone have any info on this left leaning tips crack? I didn't find anything in PHX Rock II or the MK foldout. I would think it has been done since it's such a clean cut crack.

I TR'd it and it felt hard(.11+?) with lots of exfoliation of footholds. Super Fun though.

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the unknown tips crack just left of G...
Looking down the unknown tips crack just left of Garbert's Chimney