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Third Pinnacle Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Dec 6, 2001
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  • Description 

    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

    Getting There 

    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.

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    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]
    ['<=5.6',5],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


    Featured Route For Third Pinnacle
    Rock Climbing Photo: Thin Crack (left), Trident (right).

    Thin Crack 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Third Pinnacle
    Begin as for Trident, but instead of turning the large roof, traverse left on the ledge and surmount a much smaller and easier one. Excellent fingerlocks and handholds and a good flake to get your right foot upon while overcoming this roof make this an easy route. Above the roof, scramble straight up in a wide crack (practically a chimney) above, or else venture right onto the slab for more interesting climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    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.

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