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Reed's Pinnacle Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
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 
Rocket In My Pocket T 
Scrunchy-Mungy T 
Steppin' Out T 
Stone Groove T 

Reed's Pinnacle Area  


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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



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',3],['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'   
The Remnant-Left Side   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Stone Groove   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
Independence Pinnacle, Center   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Olga's Trick   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Beyond Lunacy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
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Featured Route For Reed's Pinnacle Area
Steve on p1  Photo by Gary Carpenter

Independent Route (Independence Pinnacle left) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area
P1 : Climb to the base of the flared chimney via not well defined corner/spliter. In upper part of this pitch there some hard, tricky 5.9 moves in vegitated crack, but you can protect them well. 70 ft. mostly small medium gear. Belay at the small convinient ledge on the left.P2 : Start as the fist crack, and then widen to easy chimney (~5.7) for about 25 feet. The crux is short section where chimney narrows to short OW. Transition [turning the lip of small roof] from this OW to fist crack is ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Telephoto of Reed's Area. From the Wawona Tunnel a...
Telephoto of Reed's Area. From the Wawona Tunnel a...
High resolution telephoto of The Iota; Chingando i...
BETA PHOTO: High resolution telephoto of The Iota; Chingando i...
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 cra...
reeds pinnacle as viewed from top of generator cra...

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