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Fred SpickerSouth Side Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

Fred Spicker

With Moni - add one more opinion on the rating - Class 3
Posted Jul 19, 2011 6:36 pm

MoniSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011


With Fred. Combined with The Castle. Went in the regular way then around from the east side of the The Castle back to Reflection Lake to make a nice loop. Still tons of snow - ice axe and crampons were helpful. Rock itself was dry. Managed to snag the one decent weather day - drove home in the rain the next day.
Posted Jul 19, 2011 5:47 pm

RomaKStandard from Plummer-Pinnacle saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


All snow from Reflection lakes parking lot until the scramble to the top. Fun scramble with great views of Rainier and also Adams, Hood, and St Helens to the south.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 8:50 pm

ExcitableBoyNorth Ridge in winter


Attempted the North Ridge in winter. Turned around at a steep, hard to protect looking gendarme.
Posted Dec 30, 2010 9:32 am

gatoTraining day  Sucess!


Alpine training on the S aspect, good day on the mountain!
Posted Oct 6, 2010 11:45 am

ericwillhiteSouth Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1993


One of my first repels off a mountain. Great little peak! Pinnacle Peak Map
Posted Oct 5, 2009 3:28 am

JGHarrisonfrom the saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


Fun stuff, good view
Posted Sep 28, 2009 2:02 pm

vermeerSemi Tatoosh Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


With Plummer, Denman, Lane, and Wahpenayo. A little more snow would have helped the side-hilling between them all.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 10:19 pm

nickmechSouth Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003


A great set of little peaks. Do all three if you go.
Posted Jan 1, 2009 4:12 pm

YEMPinnacle Plummer Castle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008


We climbed up from Pinnacle/Castle saddle and down the trail. One guidebook claimed it to be class 2, but it was more fun than that.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 1:25 am

amochkaFirst of Five!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


Fun rock scramble up, nice rappel down. The first in a western traverse.
Posted Sep 7, 2008 8:54 pm

gcapfun and quick scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008


a nice paradise alternative for great views of the mountain.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 11:16 pm

Dan WinterSouth Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004

Dan Winter

Did this with my friend from DC on a nice sunny day.
Posted May 1, 2008 1:23 am

tleafFun scramble  Sucess!


Many years ago I went with my father-in-law up Pinnacle and Plummer peaks. We had a great day and had a great workout! Sunny and warm.
Posted Mar 11, 2008 5:39 pm

ecobikerSunny Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2006
Fun scramble up the warm, sun-baked rocks. Had a snack and talked about routes on Rainier. Snacked on blueberries and watched fat marmonts on the way down.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 9:02 pm

Snidely WhiplashSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Snidely Whiplash

Bring helmets. Definitely some exposure at times.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:15 pm

thundercloudSouth Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004


Nice short scramble. Great place.
Posted May 25, 2007 4:35 pm

mancopaRainier warm up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2005


We were scheduled to climb Rainier the next day, so we did this as a warmup. Lots of fun, and even got a sneak preview of Rainier through the clouds. A great taste of what was to come.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 1:20 am

cmc56789Pinnacle Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006


I hiked in from Reflection Lakes on the main trail and easily found the scramble path to the top. Just enough challenge to be fun, but not enough to be stupid to do alone. Nice misty views of the surrounding Tatoosh Range, but none of Rainier. Followed this one up with Plummer Peak.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 6:44 am

osatrikOSAT Tatoosh Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 1994


I led an OSAT climb of Pinnacle in 1994. There was still snow, and we climbed through the Pinnacle/Castle saddle before traversing the south face to the standard SW ridge route to the summit. Daughter Vanessa was on this trip, and got a real-life experience with ice axe arrest when her step gave out on the traverse of the steep snow slope.

June 1996, six OSATers did the Traverse in the late spring from The Castle to Eagle, summiting them all. We camped just south of Lane Peak, which is the most enjoyable of the scrambles.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 4:09 pm

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