Third Pinnacle Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Third Pinnacle, East Face routes: Wide Crack, 5.4....
This rock forms part of the Gregory Amphitheater group. Although not a part of the amphitheater proper it is located only a few feet West.
The East face is broken and sports many trees and a couple of ledges. It is also crossed at least in two places by a roof.
The hiking access to its summit makes it a favorite for top ropes and it is not uncommon to see climbing schools top-roping a gaggle of climbers
Hike up the Amphithearter trail past the entrance of the amphitheater and take a right on the climbers trail that goes around the West side of the amphitheater. The Third Pinnacle is the rock that will be on your left. To reach the summit follow the East face and turn and follow the North side ofthe rock until you reach the top.
The South ridge of the Third Pinnacle ends a few feet West of the summit but extends South for some 300 feet. The start of the ridge is 2.5 feet from the Amphitheater trail, about 150 feet West of the amphitheater.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Third Pinnacle
Halls of Ivy 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Colorado
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This route is on the East Face of the Third Pinnacle (facing the Amphitheater) and ascends a left facing dihedral located near the center of the face. It is not to be confused with Halls of Poison Ivy which is located on the Fourth Pinnacle...Climb the left face of the dihedral passing a ledge with poison ivy on the left and a roof band also on the left. When the dihedral runs out you will reach a large ledge. Traverse left to the base of the 15 foot summit block until you find a fist crack. Cli...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Scott McMahon
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 1, 2012
So, there is a refrigerator-sized death block sitting on the climber's left of the thin crack that seems to be completely disconnected. I know it's been there for quite some time, but it's resting only on a few inches of block and most likely only held down by its weight. Additionally, it's resting on a good amount of fist-sized rocks, so I would imagine at some point in time it will come off the wall.