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Tiptoe Ridge 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Original:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
FA: Greg Lovejoy, Steve Craddock
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Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Feb 27, 2013

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Looking down at the Pinnacle, pitch 2

Description 

An alpine flavored adventure. Purportedly one of the best climbs in the world at the grade.

Location 

Pinnacle face

Protection 

2 sets nuts, some cam's, slings and hex's could be useful too. Noting particularly large or small required. Plenty of protection.


Photos of Tiptoe Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Pinnacle, pitch 2 and 3
Looking up at the Pinnacle, pitch 2 and 3
Rock Climbing Photo: View from top of the pinnacles before the walk off
View from top of the pinnacles before the walk off
Rock Climbing Photo: Working out the beta for the next pitch. Getting o...
Working out the beta for the next pitch. Getting o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 anchor, Tiptoe ridge. Mitre rock in backgr...
Pitch 2 anchor, Tiptoe ridge. Mitre rock in backgr...

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By Hannahlily
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 9, 2013

First simul climb!
By Nate Ball
Administrator
From: Portland, OR
Apr 11, 2016
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

There are a million variations to this climb. On the first pitch, I went left for a little more exposure and some possible 5.7-8 climbing. Then you can go up and over the pinnacle, or left around it. From there, it's just an obvious scramble up amazing jugs in an incredible setting. There is no reason to make this more than a pitch-and-a-half.

First belay below the pinnacle, second at the "scoop" in the middle of the upper face, third at the top. Add half a pitch between one and two for the pinnacle.