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Return to Peshastin

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Object Title: Return to Peshastin

Date Climbed/Hiked: May 17, 2008

Activities: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring


Page By: Norman

Created/Edited: May 19, 2008 / May 19, 2008

Object ID: 405082

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Page Score: 73.06%  - 3 Votes 

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Return trip

With the high avalanche danger, Hwy #20 closed for avy danger, what to do? Off to 90 plus degree, snow free Peshastin Pinnacles for ...warm up... to the climbing season under way. There were numerous cars in the parking lot, but only a few climbers toughing out the hot sun. We went directly to Orchard Rock which had shade in the "Gully" route. Four of us took our turns up and rapping down. Over to the "Tunnel" route for more of a challenge and rapping off the steeper, longer west side with a small over hang. Another pair of climbers came over to get some shade and impressed us with doing the "A Crack" route to the left of the Gully. I include a couple of picture of them with their permission. Maybe, we'll be up to that route next time. Amber wanted to summit the Martian Slab, so off we went, despite the heat and direct sun to the Martian Diagonal. We have done all three of these routes before, but we need the practice and it was just too hot to read the guide books and figure out another route we had not done within our abilities at the end of a day. We had driven over 180 miles to get there and we were driving back after climbing, so a familiar route was all we were up to. We had a great time. This area is highly recommended by our group.


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Voted 10/10

have to love the pinnacles. When everything else is wet and nasty, they seem to stay nice and dry. I love it!
Posted May 20, 2008 1:13 pm



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It was a great day. Rafters all day going down the Wenatchee River, helicopter flying by several times, no crowds. Great !
Posted May 20, 2008 7:07 pm

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