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Split Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,766'
Location: 37.73452, -119.61814 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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Split Pinnacle is the spire, up Eagle Creek, which runs between Manure Pile Buttress and Lower Brother.

The East arete is a great route and well worth doing.

Getting There 

Park in the big pull-out 1 mile west of the Camp 4 lot.

Walk up the creek.

Split Pinnacle is on the west, or left side on the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Split Pinnacle. Photo by Blitzo.

East Arete 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Split Pinnacle
This fun climb Starts in a chimney on the east side of the spire. Climb cracks into the chimney (5.8), chimney up to a belay at it's end. Climb 5.7 crystals and a 5.8 corner for a pitch.Move down and left (5.4)to a belay below a curving crack. Follow this (5.8) to the little notch below the tip. Either climb a 5.10c lieback, or A1 crack to the summit.Originally submitted by Blitzo, Oct 22, 2006. Converted to a route posthumously at Mike Dahlquist's suggestion, thanks....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The summit of Split Pinnacle. Descend by rappellin...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Split Pinnacle
Split Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: Split Pinnacle. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Split Pinnacle. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Rob Dillon
Oct 29, 2009
Maybe we were off route, but the Pinnacle is west of the creekbed.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Dec 30, 2009
Split pinnacle is definitely on the west side of Eagle Creek.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Dec 30, 2009
This is an awesome pinnacle outing. Just look for the offwidth/squeeze (don't worry, its mellow) at the base on the east side of the pinnacle. The first pitch is a long Bombay chimney. The second is a nutcracker type pitch. The last pitch has two options: 1)climb easy aid up a sloping ramp to the top. 2) Recommended. Traverse east and gain a steep crack that overlooks the entire route. Protecting the entry moves into crack is challenging.

  • *** Great
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Mar 17, 2011
Here's a good trip report posted over at Supertopo
By Lou Hibbard
From: Eagan, MN
Nov 1, 2011
That last pitch is what really makes the route. An undercling lieback up and left over a big void with poor feet and gear you couldn't see that well as you stuffed it in - all the while cognizant of the necessary big loop in the rope because you went straight right from the belay before cutting back left and to keep you tight the belayer would give you rope drag. Wild!

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