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Third Pinnacle

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  • Description 

    This rock forms part of the Gregory Amphitheater group. Although not a part of the amphitheater proper it is located only a few feet West.

    The East face is broken and sports many trees and a couple of ledges. It is also crossed at least in two places by a roof.

    The hiking access to its summit makes it a favorite for top ropes and it is not uncommon to see climbing schools top-roping a gaggle of climbers

    Getting There 

    Hike up the Amphithearter trail past the entrance of the amphitheater and take a right on the climbers trail that goes around the West side of the amphitheater. The Third Pinnacle is the rock that will be on your left. To reach the summit follow the East face and turn and follow the North side ofthe rock until you reach the top.

    The South ridge of the Third Pinnacle ends a few feet West of the summit but extends South for some 300 feet. The start of the ridge is 2.5 feet from the Amphitheater trail, about 150 feet West of the amphitheater.

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    Featured Route For Third Pinnacle
    Andra, 9, perhaps on Wide Crack.

    Wide Crack 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c  CO : Flatirons : ... : Third Pinnacle
    Toward the right side of the 3rd Pinnacle above The Amphitheatre you will see a large hunk of rock leaning [against] the face, and a [tree growing] out of the rock just about that. This is right of the distinguished "[triple] cracks" of Trident. Climb the flake and past the tree to reach a crack that goes up though a few steep moves and to the top of the rock. I have not placed gear in this, but it appears that it would protect on a set of large cams and hexes, maybe with a few stop...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    By Scott McMahon
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 1, 2012

    So, there is a refrigerator-sized death block sitting on the climber's left of the thin crack that seems to be completely disconnected. I know it's been there for quite some time, but it's resting only on a few inches of block and most likely only held down by its weight. Additionally, it's resting on a good amount of fist-sized rocks, so I would imagine at some point in time it will come off the wall.