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Pinnacles Face 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Jason Platt on Jul 4, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Getting the first good gear placement in just abov...


This is an easy climb of the most prominent feature and namesake of this area.

Start on the flatter ground at the top of the scree field near a large boulder. Most of the climb is on good rock. As is true with the entire pinnacle, the rock down low in awful and crumbly. For this climb, the first 10-15 feet are on poor rock with unreliable gear placements. After that, you come out onto the solid rock with large cracks that take good gear. The crux is honestly not freaking out down low on the poor rock. This gets 1 star for the climb and 1 star for the cool feature you get on top of with it.

Warning: there are rappel anchors in the middle of the east face of the pinnacle. I wouldn't really recommend climbing to them from anywhere else on the pinnacle other than the route described above, since farther down the gully you will be forced to climb on 20-30 feet of the terrible rock at the base of the pinnacle.

If this is your route, feel free to contact me about it. There are 3 rappel anchors, so it's clearly been climbed.


Cams to #3 and medium nuts. An anchor can be easily set up at the top with 2 #2s, so you can belay your partner up. Rappel anchors are ~50 feet left above Chossdergarten.

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