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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

agreenstreetRoute Climbed: South Side Date May 21, 2002  Sucess!


Great views, fun climb. Combined with castle for a great day trip.
Posted Apr 22, 2006 12:38 am

rialtosolRoute Climbed: South  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005


Did Pinnacle and Plummer, great day with excelent views of Rainier. Snow was hard with a layer of ice. Crampons were helpfull on the north side approach.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 4:20 am

renRoute Climbed; Standard 3/13/05  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005


Combined with Plummer. Great scramble and at the foot of Rainier!
Posted Feb 15, 2006 1:41 pm

Jeffrey ZickertRoute Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: 9-4-05  Sucess!

Jeffrey Zickert

The day was clear, until we hit the summit then there was nothing bout clouds.
Posted Sep 4, 2005 7:51 pm

diceyRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!
part of range traverse
Posted Sep 4, 2005 1:48 pm

mntnplayRoute Climbed: South gully Date Climbed: 31 July 2005  Sucess!


Picture-perfect dry day. Rainier looms above you from the wonderful summit. The final 25m of the south face route seemed steep with a lot of small, loose debris.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 4:50 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: May 16, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Climbed up with cp in light snow/rain and limited visiblity. Without a route description, we first traversed over to the Castle/Pinnacle saddle from the Pinnacle/Plummer saddle and then headed NW up a gully under the ridge. The rock was wet, slippery, and loose. Meltwater was running down all over the rock. We started dislodging a fair amout of rock and carefully downclimbed back out after difficulty began to exceed class 3/4. Twenty minutes later and after a short traverse we found the normal route which though still wet seemed quite easy and clean compared to what we had attempted. We bagged Plummer on the way out. Never really got any views due to limited visiblity. Can only imagine what the view of Rainier must be like from here.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 5:57 pm

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