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The Memphis Mountaineers Climbing Pinnacle Mountain

 
The Memphis Mountaineers Climbing Pinnacle Mountain

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Arkansas, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.84149°N / 92.48604°W

Object Title: The Memphis Mountaineers Climbing Pinnacle Mountain

Date Climbed/Hiked: Nov 25, 2009

Activities: Trad Climbing

Season: Fall

 

Page By: sshankle

Created/Edited: Jan 23, 2010 / Jan 23, 2010

Object ID: 591540

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Introduction

I'd only seen the exposed rock of Pinnacle Mountain, Arkansas twice. The first was many years ago from atop the now “closed” crag of Chenal on a trip with MMI alumni Brian Williams. The second was a close-up as I paddled beneath it on the Little Maumelle River during the 2007 Raid the Rock Adventure Race. I've been curious about Pinnacle ever since.

While perusing the Memphis Mountaineer's archive newsletters and files, I found a six page typed and hand drawn guide to the area listing several easy to moderate routes on the East and South faces. A research session on Google Earth confirmed the exposed rock, so I made plans to get over there to check it out. Well that was two or three years ago...

Getting There

A few days off work, being tired of King's, hunting season at Jamestown, not wanting to dive 6-7 hours... All this led to Jim Morse and me making a reconnaissance trip to Pinnacle in November.

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Pinnacle Mountain

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