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Reed's Pinnacle Area

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11c Toprope Arete TR 
Arch OW at Bongs Away Left T 
Beyond Lunacy T 
Beyond the Fringe T 
Bong's Away Center T 
Bongs Away, Left T 
Chingando T 
Deer Route, The T 
Dr. Fun Time T 
Dream Easy T 
Ejesta T 
Flatus T 
Independence Pinnacle, Center T 
Independent Route (Independence Pinnacle left) T 
Iota, The T 
Lunatic Fringe T 
Olga's Trick T 
Phantom T 
Porter's Pout T 
Reed's Pinnacle Left T 
Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route T 
Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Route T 
Remnant, Center, The T 
Remnant-Left Side, The T 
Remnant-Right Side, The T 
Scrunchy-Mungy T 
Steppin' Out T 
Stone Groove T 

Reed's Pinnacle Area 


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Location: 37.7247, -119.6996 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Another popular, classic, Yosemite crack climbing area.
Here you will find the Classic "Reed's Direct", "Chingando", "Lunatic Fringe" and "Stone Groove", to name a few.


Getting There 

This area is above the road, between the first and second tunnels on the Big Oak Flat Road, going to HWY 120.


Climbing Season


28 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Reed's Pinnacle Area:
The Remnant-Right Side   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Bongs Away, Left   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dream Easy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Ejesta   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Reed's Pinnacle Left   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
Porter's Pout   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Chingando   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Independent Route (Independence Pinnacle left)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Stone Groove   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Remnant-Left Side   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Lunatic Fringe   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Beyond the Fringe   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Steppin' Out   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Olga's Trick   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Independence Pinnacle, Center   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Beyond Lunacy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
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looking at the left side of Reed's Pinnacle from base

Reed's Pinnacle Left 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area
Pitch 1 takes the cavernous looking back and foot chimney to a stance at some slung chockstones.Pitch 2 follows the 5"-7" wide crack in the back of a left facing dihedral to a ledge where the tunnel thru on the Reed's regular route emerges. From here one may escape to easier ground by working right above the short hand crack, or stay left for full value and finish with a short bit of 5.9 OW to the top of Reed's Pinnacle....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Telephoto of Reed's Area. From the Wawona Tunnel area.
Telephoto of Reed's Area. From the Wawona Tunnel a...
High resolution telephoto of The Iota; Chingando is the prominent crack splitting the pinnacle.
BETA PHOTO: High resolution telephoto of The Iota; C...
Reed's, taken from Turtleback Dome.
Reed's, taken from Turtleback Dome.
General view of Reed's pinnacle area.
General view of Reed's pinnacle area.
reeds pinnacle as viewed from top of generator crack
reeds pinnacle as viewed from top of generator cra...
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