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The Pinnacle

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The Pinnacle 


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Submitted By: saxfiend on Jan 5, 2007
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Description 

The Pinnacle is just what the name says -- a rock tower overlooking the valley and Lake Weiss below. Most of the climbs here are trad lines; almost all can be set up as topropes by leading a route to the top.

The classic Pinnacle climb is Comfortably Numb, on the south (valley-facing) side. Don't miss this great route!


Getting There 

From the parking lot, walk a short distance past boulders to an open area. The Pinnacle is down the hill to the left, just past the Holiday Block.


Climbing Season


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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 The Pinnacle:
Pin Chimney   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Alternate Start   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Loosy Goosy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Comfortably Numb   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For The Pinnacle
Huong shows her flexibility as she high-steps the overhang on Comfortably Numb.

Comfortably Numb 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AL : Sand Rock : The Pinnacle
A true Sandrock trad classic, Comfortably Numb is long, pumpy and exposed. It's a great challenge for bold leaders, but many like to set it up as a toprope. A 60-meter rope is a must.Starting in the center of the wall, climb a slabby face with little opportunity for pro; you may be able to place a tiny cam before you get to a fixed pin about 40' up, just below an overhang/bulge. Pull through the overhang on good holds to a spacious ledge and catch your breath, then head up through a...[more]   Browse More Classics in AL

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