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',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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
West Pillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Eichorn's Pinnacle
The West Pillar route is a fun route and a great link-up with a route on Cathedral Peak. When linking these two routes, you effectively make a loop, hiking out on the John Muir trail, instead of the Cathedral Peak approach trail. The first pitch begins with a wide crack (5.9). There are two ways to go on the next section. The original route moves right and climbs 5.9 cracks to a horn in one pitch and climbs back left via 5.7 and 5.8 climbing in the next pitch. A direct route is also possible at ...[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.