OverviewMt. Diller and Brokeoff Mtn. 2 miles southwest of Lassen Peak. The peaks on this ridge and Mt. Conard 3 miles to the southeast are the eroded remains of ancient Mt. Tehama a giant stratovolcano 11,000' in elevation that covered an area much larger than Lassen Peak.
This is a half day or less scramble from Highway 89. The rock is potentially brittle in places so caution is advised. It is class 3 from the west side. The Pinnacle offers outstanding views of Lassen Peak and the heart of Lassen National Park.
From the north entrance: From Interstate 5 at Redding turn east and go 46 miles to Hwy 89 at the west entrance to Lassen Park. Go approximately 22 miles around and over the 8,512' pass and down to Emerald Lake and park.
RouteSki Heil Peak and go south. Scramble over the class 3 8,740' high point and continue on up and around the right side of Pilot Pinnacle. Scramble up the west side to an open easy summit area. The northeast ridge direct route is more challenging class 3 with loose rock. It is 2 miles round trip with approximately 1000' gain.
When to Climb
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