I did this one with CP, DB & Harlan. Patchy snow made it all the more interesting. Exhilarating climb.
Didn't find a register. Someone left a 15mm decent webbing sling around the bush, I'm grateful for that-- didn't have to sacrifice any webbing. 40' of rope/webbing is more than enough. I expected the "low class 5" to be a piece of cake, but the final move is crowded-- not much room to negotiate, and it is slightly overhanging. The advice to continue clockwise is very, very good. The most dangerous aspect is slipping off the loose class 3 talus on the NE side.
Eva,Barb,Jackie,Candace,Peter,Doyle and me took the traditional route to the peak. It took 3.5 hours to the south summit. There was lots of snow on the Pinnacle so we did not attempt to climb it. The pole is still on top but leaning real bad.
On the descent,as we reached the saddle we took a direct approach across the desert. That worked out real good. 3 hours on the return. It was a very nice outing..GREAT COMPANY.
First ascent with Mike Brooks after climbing NE ridge to S summit of Pincushion and tagging N summit before heading down past the Pinnacle and finding route to summit
1/2/08 with Richard N after NE ridge route to S Summit;
3/25/09 with Richard N to place summit register from
3/28/10 solo from home ~ 6 1/2 hrs
3/17/11 hiked from Calico basin w/Jacquie&Candace
12/21/11 hiked from Red Springs with Peter, Mike, Tom,
Barb and Jacquie