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Description 

This gigantic boulder has one established route. Lying beside the BAW path in the talus slope just south of the Isobuttress, it is a scenic place to relax, watch climbers on Carpenter & Das' upper pitch, or observe vultures, hawks, falcons, and occasional eagles ride the thermals.
While there is room for 1 or 2 more routes on this block, it looks pretty close to impossible to start from anywhere but this route's bottom. The slab on the left has been soloed, but isn't worth describing. To the right, the base of the block is overhanging and featureless.

Getting There 

Take the BAW path east along the mountain's base, up past the Measles Walls, Height-of-Land Wall, Land of Overhangs, TeePee Wall, and Long Play Wall. The path turns just below the LPW, entering a rockslide/talus area. Pinnacle Overlook is the obvious, large promontory on the downhill side of the path in the middle of this area. If you reach the Isobuttress, you missed it.

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Weather station 6.5 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Pinnacle Overlook
Tom Lane on the FA of Keystone.

Keystone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Pinnacle Overlook
Start at a left-facing flake 10' from the left edge of the boulder. Climb this to its end, bump to a good horizontal. Make a difficult mantle to stand on this (crux), then shift left to place gear under the flap above (green C3). Tenuous friction moves gradually ease as you pass a bolt and head for the anchor.It isn't a long route, but it manages to pack a lot of variety anyway. The gear is good, but definitely requires an experienced hand at getting good placements - and a cool head, since the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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