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BETA PHOTO: Routes on the Unmentionable.
The climbing route faces the trail, and, starts after a short scramble to a small rock saddle (old star-dryvin' belay bolt at saddle).
Scramble up easy ridge to steeper rock at a broken horizontal seam. Clip bolt above the break, send that rig to the summit.
Great position, a free standing pinnacle and some might find inspiration for something after staring longingly at the formation (a cold shower?).
Classic Pinnacles summit. Well worth the scenic hike.
Historical note: the 1966 Roper guide rated this route 5.3.
From the High Peaks Trail starting on the East Side, goes past the Anvil about 200 meters and look to the left: it looks like, uhh: Unmentionable!
Rappel from the summit.
One bolt protects the short crux and route. Two bolt anchor on summit for the rappel back to the ground.
El Greco on top of the Unmentionable!
Photo of a climber on top.
Summit of the Unmentionable.
BETA PHOTO: At the only bolt, just below the crux of the Unmen...
Geez, that's so...Unmentionable!
BETA PHOTO: The Unmentionable from near the trail. Note climb...
Mar 14, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Truly unmentionable... Known by the rangers as C*ck Rock. Follow the gently sloping ridge (easy but exposed, especially to the right - no fall zone) to where the rock steepens. Clip a bolt, pull a few short crux moves (5.7) and you're on top. Bolt anchor. A short route, but the exposure, view and photo opportunities on this pinnacle make this a classic!
By Jason Ogasian
From: South Lake Tahoe
Jul 16, 2013
This is a great place to practice a "Pinnacles Rappel". There is a good groove at the top that will keep your rope from slipping while you and your partner rap off the sides.