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Many Farms Pinnacle (So. Face) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A3

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 150', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A3 [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Lorie Graf
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Submitted By: toddgordon on May 16, 2007

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Description 

This Pinnacle is easily viewed from the paved road ; It is a cool looking little spire. The rock is soft. Pitch one; Pin placement down low on climb. leads to 2-3 " crack to a ledge. Pitch 2; climb up past a bird's nest to a 2-3" crack ....Loose rock, and climb up a loose pillar at the end.

Location 

Located on the west side of the road, 3 miles north of Many Farms.

Protection 

cams, 2 pins (standard angle, one L A long thick), few nuts. Rap from fixed pins at top...one double rope rap.


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By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 16, 2007

This was the first climb I ever did with Lorie Graf;...after this I went on to do many climbs with Lorie;...she was a good climbing partner, and very tough girl....before this, she had climbed a few times with a college climbing class.; that's it! I didn't know Lorie at all, and doing this climb with her was a wake-up call for her, and a "get aquainted" day for us ;..the route was challenging , loose, sort of dicey, but short.....a good "practice" climb for the soft stuff out on the Res. Our 2nd climb together was Castleton; she did just fine. This pinnacle is very close to the road, and it really cool looking. The climbing though, sort of sucks. The adventure of the whole experience does NOT suck;.....it's big fun for such a little spire. I bet someone else has climbed this spire since it's first ascent;..it's just too cute and tempting;..just sitting there by the road;...calling out your name.