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Troutdale Pinnacle 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 350'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: F.Mallinson .Ralph Mason May 1914
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Dec 18, 2009
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Description 

An exteamly popular climb. Perhaps thebest moderate route in the valley.Starts at the lowest part of the crag at a short wide crack.P1)Climb the crack and move righ a long the ledge,and climb the wall behind the treeand continue up a broken groove to a large block belay.70'P2)Follow the groove on the right ,then up slabs to another block belay below a broken corner.90'P3)Climbthe steep corner then up left to small stance at the start of the slab traverse.35' P4)Traverse left and desend slightly to a steep wall,climb this to a good stance on some ledges.70'P5).Continue straight up to the top of the Pinnacle to an exposed belay.40'P6).Climbthe steep groove at its top move left to a fine exposed finish.45'. Descent..Walk off to the right.


Location 

Black Crag Troutdale.. Guide Book FRCC Borrowdale


Protection 

Normal rack cams ,stoppers.


Description 

An extremely popular climb. Perhaps the best moderate route in the valley.Starts at the lowest part of the crag at a short wide crack.P1)Climb the crack and move right a long the ledge,and climb the wall behind the tree and continue up a broken groove to a large block belay.70'P2)Follow the groove on the right ,then up slabs to another block belay below a broken corner.90'P3)Climbthe steep corner then up left to small stance at the start of the slab traverse.35' P4)Traverse left and descend slightly to a steep wall,climb this to a good stance on some ledges.70'P5).Continue straight up to the top of the Pinnacle to an exposed belay.40'P6).Climbthe steep groove at its top move left to a fine exposed finish.45'. Descent..Walk off to the right.


Location 

Black Crag Troutdale.. Guide Book FRCC Borrowdale


Protection 

Normal rack cams ,stoppers.



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The pitch above the traverse
The pitch above the traverse
Mhairi Cameron nearing the top of the last pitch. Photo Mick Ryan
Mhairi Cameron nearing the top of the last pitch. ...
At the end of the traverse..the crux. Climber Gene Vallee. Utah
At the end of the traverse..the crux. Climber Gene...
Starting up the final pitch.Photo Nicks
Starting up the final pitch.Photo Nicks
Paul and Gene arrive at the Pinnacle
Paul and Gene arrive at the Pinnacle
Starting the Traverse
Starting the Traverse
On top of Black crag. Great Views towards the town of Keswick and Derwentwater Lake. Andy Ross, Gene Vallee, Terrier, Pete Armstrong
On top of Black crag. Great Views towards the town...
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