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WOLFrisingPeak 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2016

WOLFrising

of three, that day with Maddie. The only somewhat technical peak of the day, and more fun than Plummer or Denman. A guy on the way up told us it was going to be class 6 or 7. We had a good laugh. Fun climb with a good amount of exposure for how short it lasted.
Posted Aug 2, 2016 9:08 pm

RedwicGood peak but don't believe the hype  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Redwic

The main page says the "easiest route is Class 4" but that is not at all accurate. There is definitely Class 3 on this peak, with a lot of slopes with loose pebbles, but most moderate-to-experienced mountaineers should be OK if they just take some time to look for the best holds. Even more care should be given to the descent. Great views from the summit and highly recommended.
Posted Jun 26, 2016 12:29 pm

mandarannaFound phone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2016
If you lost your iphone please contact me!
Posted May 18, 2016 7:27 pm

PDuckXFirst Trip to Pinnacle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015
This was the first climb of a two peak weekend. We went with a Mazama's group and did the East Ridge. Great approach trail and a fun rock route. Rappelled down the west route to the return trail. Looking forward to going out there again. Zero snow except for a small patch here and there along the edge of the trail.
Posted Jun 17, 2015 3:41 pm

mcrossNovember  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2014

mcross

Awesome day trip! Stevens Canyon Road was closed due to snow, so my friends and I parked at Narada Falls and took the 1.5ish mile trail to Reflection Lake. From there, we followed the Pinnacle Saddle Trail. Once at the saddle, we hiked to the top of Plummer, and then scrambled to the top of Pinnacle. Looking at Pinnacle Peak from the top of Plummer, I didn't think that it would be wise to try the Pinnacle scramble without ropes. We decided to do it anyway, and it wasn't nearly as bad/exposed as it looked from a distance. Lots of fun, spectacular views! We arrived at the parking lot around 9AM, and were home (near Tacoma) by 4:30PM.
Posted Nov 12, 2014 10:51 pm

MoonerUp I Go

Mooner

10/03/14 Ran up the peak quickly after taking morning pictures at reflection lake. Great views and fun little summit
Posted Oct 9, 2014 9:16 pm

gimpilator4 peaks in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

gimpilator

Unicorn, Foss, The Castle, and Pinnacle. See my report:
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=944005
Posted Jun 22, 2014 3:04 pm

bigbadgooFrom pinnacle saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012
Absolutely stunning fall colors and a fun scramble to Pinnacle
Posted Dec 9, 2013 1:37 am

adamschneiderEvening on Pinnacle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

adamschneider

Started on the trail from Reflection Lakes at about 4pm on a Tuesday. I passed a lot of people who were coming down, but once I reached the saddle I had the whole place to myself. The first part of the ascent was loose and scree-ish, but it got more solid, steeper, and more fun as I went higher. I wanted to watch the sunset from the top, but I decided I'd better head down just after 6:00 because I had a 3-hour drive back to Portland ahead of me!
Posted Aug 8, 2013 3:41 pm

telemarkdudeSouth Side - Class 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1986

telemarkdude

Quick and easy scramble. Didn't seem as loose as everyone here says it is.
Posted Oct 9, 2012 1:28 am

mcrossRe: South Side - Class 3

mcross

Agreed!
Posted Nov 12, 2014 10:54 pm

pingzingr#1 of 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

pingzingr

Came back this weekend to get Pinnacle Peak and The Castle...ended up linking in Foss Peak. Pinnacle was a great Class 3-4 climb and enjoyable start to the day. Great views and great weather.
Posted Oct 9, 2012 1:28 am

seanpeckhamSouth side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

seanpeckham

The Falcon Guide claims this is class 2. Which turned out to be a good way to get me to try a class 4 route. Kinda proud of myself. Incredible views.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 11:47 pm

CzechMarkSuper Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

CzechMark

Super fun route up the back side from the saddle. It certainly pushes the limits of scrambling in the Cascades.
Posted Aug 27, 2012 2:03 am

nicozoneClose but no cigar
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

nicozone

After deciding that Unicorn wasn't enough climbing for the drive time from Corvallis, we decided to do Pinnacle with very little knowledge of the route. We assumed that we had to follow the southwest ridge to the summit, which was a big mistake; the scree is "to die for" in that area. We struggled to downclimb without dislodging some of the bigger pieces.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 4:08 am

bellinghamclimberPinnacle SW gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

bellinghamclimber

Parked at Narada Falls and headed up the road to the Reflection Lakes trailhead. We actually ended up booting up to the Castle-Pinnacle saddle, and then traversing around the backside of Pinnacle to hit the SW gully. Great climb, super straightforward, and awesome views of the rest of the Tatoosh!
Posted May 20, 2012 1:15 am

MrHoundLook out below!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

MrHound

Climbed Pinnacle and Castle yesterday with BoeAlps. Both fun, but beware climbing the south face class 4 scramble on Pinnacle; lots of loose rock, some pretty big pieces too. Make sure your party stays off to the right out of harms way. Snow conditions were great for kicking steps. Quite a few moats on the south face of Pinnacle from the saddle between Castle to the gully. Parked at Narrada Falls and hiked up to the road. The road is plowed to Reflection Lake and beyond, not sure why it isn't open. Any questions, send me a message.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 12:22 pm

SocorroFun but scary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005

Socorro

I remember this climb being slightly terrifying, but super fun and really rewarding. The scary part was the way down. We climbed at dusk and had an incredible view - the whole sky was pink and orange. Gorgeous.
Posted Oct 20, 2011 1:06 pm

MMclimbhighS. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2005

MMclimbhigh

What a view!
Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:06 am

awilsondcRoute Climbed - SW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

awilsondc

Great little scramble. Combined this one with Plummer Peak since it seemed to be the cool thing to do. :) The ridge looked pretty intimidating from the summit of Plummer Peak but as I kept going up, it seemed less intimidating. It was still pretty steep with some exposure once you get high enough. A fall would not turn out well. I enjoyed the summit, but thought the views from Plummer were better, probably since you get to look at Pinnacle. Anyway, great hike and scramble. A classic. I'll have to do this one again when I need a quick scrambling fix.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 8:40 pm

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