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Devil's Pinkie (AKA South Pinnacle)
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South Pinnacle 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Warm dry weather
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Submitted By: Tony B on May 20, 2014

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  • Description 

    This is a good route as a scramble, mostly due to its position and views. This is more of a hike than anything, but the final 30' are very cool and climb out and over onto a spire tip hanging several hundred feet above the canyon's floor.

    Location 

    The route is found via swinging southeast around the end of the formation and then up to the West side of the South face and down into a notch. From there the fun begins, onto and out the small twisted finger of rock over hundreds of feet, if not a thousand above the bottom of Bear Canyon. To descend, climb back the way you came.

    Protection 

    A rope if that is your gig, but the route is sufficiently safe as a scramble in approach shoes and doesn't really take gear anyway.


    Photos of South Pinnacle Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Gino.
    Gino.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Hurray, I climbed 20 feet of 5.0!!!
    Hurray, I climbed 20 feet of 5.0!!!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tony B. enjoying yet another morning scramble.
    Tony B. enjoying yet another morning scramble.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Devil's Pinkie from the North.
    BETA PHOTO: The Devil's Pinkie from the North.

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    By Glen Charnoski
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 24, 2015
    rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

    I would recommend using the Seal Rock approach trail, the north face talus and blocks are slippery when wet and slow going.

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