Sometime in 1991 - not sure about the date.
Decided to do a day trip here w/ Faith to check it out- very glad we did! Did Lightning Crack/West Face Direct (Grand Central Tower- GLAD we didn't disturb the huge beehive!!! Lightning Crack a fun, zig-zaggy sandstone crack!) & Martian Direct (Martian Tower- sporty!). Warm there, but consequently felt like the great summer day it was! Could see returning at some point for more.
a fun day of climbing when the weather is bad in the mountains
Fun stuff. A good way to shake in your shoes at 5.6! Use the force......
Fall back plan when it rains in Leavenworth. Fun for a day.
The Knobs. Also hiked to the top of the hill behind the pinnacles. What an awesome area for some climbing!
It's great to have friends that live near bye. I used to climb there often til they moved...now it's been a while.
Dinosaur Tower, Potholes (5.8, 2 pitches) -- May 31, 2009 -- My brother and I checked out Peshastin Pinnacles during my road trip before starting starting residency in Fresno. Potholes was a fun climb and the breeze made it pleasant. When we moved on to other lower formations, we found the heat unbearable. We attempted to climb a route on Orchard Rock, but some aggressive bees sent us running for the car.
Hot and dry. Fun area with lot of options to keep you busy.
On our way from Vantage to Leavenworth, we spent a day climbing at Peshastin and managed to get (near) to the top of a couple of the pinnacles. Interesting routes - a bit spicy in spots!
I have been working on a boulder problem on the Orchard rock. Basically I wanted to make a complete lap around it. There are 4 cruxy sequences. When I put it all together I intend to make a trip report out of it and add a route or 2.
Having been snowed off of Rainier twice, we opted to do many of the routes at the Pinnacles over a couple of years in the 70s.
& other multiple routes over multiple trips.
Three of us climbed Martian Slab, route: Marian Diagonal. Experimented on other routes. Not crowded this day at all.
Went climbing on one of the slabs, I think it was Martian. Nice routes up to about 5.8, but I'd like to come back and climb some crack!
Had a good time despite the 100 plus temperature (we climbed between 8am and noon). Managed to get up Diagonal Direct 5.8, Baseball Nut 5.9, and Eat it.
Very interesting rock...
Some of the more obscure less popular routes on Peshastin really have some kick to them. I'll have to consult my old climbing logs and see which routes they were. A friend of ours cracked his ankle falling off that wierd boulder on the first pitch of lightning crack. His father was more than chagrined for harrassing him into leading it.
One of the few places to climb sandstone in Washington and a good alternative when the weather is lousy elsewhere.
Climbed there only once. It was a very nice route (slab & crack = cool combo). It's cool how you're towering over all these apple orchards below.
Will go back in the spring.