This rock is accessed from The Crags day use parking, which is now on the road to the campground on the right. A trail takes you up steep switchbacks and around and above the campground, which you can see below and right. You then come to a split with the right hand fork going across a foot bridge and up to the summit of Pike's Peak eventually. Take the left fork and stay in the drainage. Within about a mile the pinnacle will become very visible on your right.
From US Highway 24 out of Colorado Springs, drive past Woodland Park to Divide and take a left on CO 67 to Cripple Creek. Just past the entrance to Mueller State Park, look for a brown NP sign on the left that says "Crags TH." Turn down this dirt road and take a right at the Mennonite camp and drive a mile or so further. Turn into the Crags Day Use Parking on the right. Parking is free for day use. The Crags Campground is a fee use area. You can hike up the spur to join the original trail or hike the road there through the campground, which is less steep.
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Center Dihedral 5.9 CO : Colorado Springs : Pangborn's Pinnacle
After scaling the lower slabs, head for the main dihedral in the center of the West side of the pinnacle. Note a crack with a bolted chain anchor over to your left at the level of the start of the dihedral. There is also another crack with some old bolt hangers on the slab higher up on the left as well. Keep to the main dihedral. The only fixed gear on the route are pins left from the FA.The 5.9 finger crack is within the first 100 feet of the wall. Gear placements may end up making this section...[more] Browse More Classics in CO