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Pinnacle Route 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Todd Madsen & Brian Carroll September 1987
Season: dry
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Sep 4, 2009

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Leann enjoying the pinnacle on a fine July evening...

Description 

Neat route, which is the standard, easiest way to the summit of this free standing spire.

Start at the chimney on the south side of the Pinnacle, climb the face past three lead bolts. Step around to the left and onto a shallow ledge. Follow cracks/weaknesses to the summit on the west face of the spire.

Take care for some loose/crumbly rock.

Neat position, fun climbing, and a nice spire summit all make for a great, short little route.

Location 

Route starts on the south face of the Pinnacle, on the face to the left of the deep chimney formed by the Pinnacle and main wall of Barretts.

Rappel from summit from fixed rappel anchors (3 bolts plus chain).

Protection 

3 lead bolts, standard rack (selection of small/medium cams and set of stoppers). Fixed anchor on top for the rappel back down the West Face of the spire.


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By tomad01
Oct 24, 2012

I lead this route in the fall of 1987. The first time before I added the bolts on the lower face I tranversed off of the chockstone half way up the face to the corner and cleaned a large flake opening up the ledge to place the frist pieace of gear on the upper face. Brian Carrol was with me and we rapped off by placing the rope around a skecthy sortof chickenhead. We went back later and bolted the lower face and the top. We used hangers we made out of angle iron. I also ldid the short 5.9 route up the riverside of the spire.