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cp0915Route Climbed: South side Date Climbed: May 16, 2005  Sucess!

cp0915

2nd time's a charm!



During a failed attempt on the last weekend of winter ('05), thwarted by high avy danger, horrible snow, low visibility and high winds, we turned around at the Pinnacle/Castle saddle.



This time, in a light snowfall, on nice, reasonably consolidated snow, and in poor visibility, we managed to get to the summit via the Pinnacle Peak Trail...after trying to find our way up a nasty, loose class 3-4 gully full of exposed wet, slick rocks. Downclimbing back out of the treacherous gully, a sketchy traverse landed us in the correct gully, which we joyfully followed to the top. No views, of course.



Tagged Plummer Peak afterward.
Posted May 17, 2005 1:25 pm

DundeelRoute Climbed: South side Date Climbed: 1981  Sucess!

Dundeel

Foggy at the top. My brother never showed at the summit. He told me a large cat had faced off with him at the bottom of the scramble and he retreated!
Posted Sep 23, 2004 12:29 am

esugiRoute Climbed: South Gully Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!

esugi

Started from the Reflection Lakes parking lot at 4900' in rain. Snow from the trailhead. Rain turned to snow at about 5600'. Most of the summit scramble was snow free and combination of loose and solid rock. Could not see much of anything from the summit.
Posted Jun 11, 2004 12:18 am

dmujaRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: October 24th 2003  Sucess!

dmuja

This mountain is sweet like candy, I'll be it "crumbly candy".
Posted Mar 24, 2004 10:45 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October Somethingth, 2003  Sucess!

pksander

Great day, great views as far south as Hood
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:35 pm

wildstarRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Semptember 1995  Sucess!

wildstar

Nice outing.
Posted Jan 4, 2004 6:16 pm

jasonconnellRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: September 21, 2003  Sucess!

jasonconnell

Great little climb.

Did Pinnacle after spending the afternoon at the Rainier Mountain Fest.

Easy climb with a bit of exposure near the top, incredible views of Rainier.
Posted Sep 24, 2003 9:32 pm

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: September 14, 2003  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Nice and short from the parking area. Lots of loose rock though. If there is anyone above you, you really need a helmet. You can't help but dislodge rocks on this one. Kinda exposed at the top but not too bad. Great views of Rainier and the Tatoosh.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:59 am

cluckRoute Climbed: Tatoosh Traverse Date Climbed: 9/6/03  Sucess!

cluck

Left Logmire trailhead at 4:37AM, bagged Eagle, Chuta, Wahpenayo (short break and filter water), Lane, Denman, Plummer (short break, food), Pinnacle, Castle, (short break & water filter) Foss, Boundary and Unicorn. Blew off Stevens... too far away, too late in the day. Made it back to the Snow Lake trailhead around 11:00PM (18:30 hours) for a short rest, more food & Red Bull. Retrieved our mountain bikes out of the bushes & rode back to Longmire. Total time roughly 20 hours. 11 peaks & >11,000' in cumulative elevation gain. Tiring but fun. Hopefully will post a TR with more details.
Posted Sep 10, 2003 9:20 pm

NormanRoute Climbed: South face, mixed traverse from Castle Date Climbed: 9-6-03  Sucess!

Norman

We are not super man climbers, but this peak had some route options that made it a worthy challenge for us. Great Day on a mountain we have wanted to climb for years. I highly recommend this peak.
Posted Sep 9, 2003 12:55 am

jhalzRoute Climbed: South Route Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

jhalz

Outstanding weather. Did this as part of the Tatoosh Traverse. Beautiful area. Looking forward to doing this one in the winter.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 9:10 am

TexasClimberDate Climbed: June 28, 2001  Sucess!

TexasClimber

I climbed this peak with my RMI expedition seminar team. It was our practice climb the day before our summit. "daynegains" here at summitpost, myself, two others and two guides made the climb. It was a fun scramble that afforded some great views of Rainier once the clouds lifted!
Posted Jun 8, 2003 8:27 pm

daynegainsDate Climbed: June 28th, 2001  Sucess!

daynegains

Cloudy rainy day made the scrambling slick. Good little quick climb.
Posted May 23, 2003 3:07 pm

cluckRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 13, 2002  Sucess!

cluck

A cool afternoon hike with great views. We approached from the North side and up to the saddle at the East of the summit. Then traversed across some scree to the South ridge. From the bottom of the South Ridge, it was a short but good 3rd class scramble to the summit. Lots of exposure if you wander too far to the left.
Posted Sep 11, 2002 7:19 pm

mountaindogRoute Climbed: 4th class, create your own route option Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

mountaindog

A great day of scrambling but watch for loose rock. Also, during the approach, watch the stonefall on the small glacier below.
Posted Jul 30, 2002 5:04 am

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: summer 1994  Sucess!

darinchadwick

A great day climb, excellent view of Rainier.
Posted Jun 17, 2002 6:51 am

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