Eichorn's Pinnacle. Photo by Blitzo.
Nearly equal in beauty to the neighboring Cathedral Peak
, Eichorn's Pinnacle offers one of Tuolumne's most spectacular summits. It is named after Jules Eichorn (1912 - 2000), an avid mountaineer and Sierra Club leader, who first summited via the North Face
in 1931. More about Jules Eichorn can be found here
The North Face
affords an easy way to tag the summit after climbing Cathedral's Southeast Buttress
From the Cathedral Lakes trailhead, follow the main (John Muir) trail for approximately 3 miles.
Weather station 10.9 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Browse More Classics in Eichorn's Pinnacle
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eichorn's Pinnacle:
North Face 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 100'
West Pillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'
Featured Route For Eichorn's Pinnacle
East Face, Center Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Eichorn's Pinnacle
The center crack on the east face is the obvious gnarly looking offwidth going up the center of the pinnacle as visible from Cathedral Peak. Belay on a small 2x2' shelf a few feet below (on the south side) of the saddle at the base of the pinnacle. There are several gear options for a solid belay anchor. Step out off the ledge with a lot of air suddenly below your heels and begin to traverse up and left aiming for the short hand crack roof. Once at the small roof, continue straight up that crack...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Jessie Tan
From: Detroit, Michigan
Sep 30, 2014
Climbed Eichorn's Pinnacle on 9/29/2014 and my rope got stuck on the rap from the summit, it's a blue sterling 9.8 70m, was unable to retrieve it from the stance we were at in the 3rd class gully without legit risk.
If anybody is climbing the route soon and able to retrieve it, send me a message and I'll pay you to send it back to me and buy you a new cam ordered to your address. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.