Pinnacle Peak Climber's Log

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InfinityMountaineering03

InfinityMountaineering03 - Oct 3, 2019 1:07 am

Re: South Side - Class 3

It's a pretty solid scramble from my experiences.

InfinityMountaineering03

InfinityMountaineering03 - Oct 3, 2019 1:06 am

Re: Found phone

Hey, that could be mine. I lost it in the snow a while back and along with it some great pictures.

InfinityMountaineering03

InfinityMountaineering03 - Oct 3, 2019 1:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2019

Classic scramble  Sucess!

This is a great little scramble for anyone who goes up to Pinnacle Saddle and is looking for a little more. The views on a sunny day are unmatched.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Aug 23, 2019 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2019

Pinnacle and Plummer  Sucess!

Great little scramble, felt it to be closer to class 4 due to exposure and some sketchy downclimbing on loose rock.

cascadescrambler

cascadescrambler - Aug 21, 2019 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1975

Looks like a pinnacle  Sucess!

Have led inexperienced guests up the southwest ridge several times. Agree with others that it is class 3, but careful footing is essential due to the exposure and loose rock.

bluecappo

bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Great climb  Sucess!

Climbed this with a group from Boealps, give yourself time and hit all the peaks in the area in one push!

SKI

SKI - Sep 5, 2017 4:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2017

3/3 Traverse  Sucess!

With neiffer. Fun day out. Did the traverse in 3 hours.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Sep 2, 2017 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2017

Traversed here from Unicorn and Foss  Sucess!

Easy scrambling to the top. Hardly class 3.

WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Aug 2, 2016 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2016

Peak 3  Sucess!

of three, that day with Maddie. The only somewhat technical peak of the day, and more fun than Plummer or Denman. A guy on the way up told us it was going to be class 6 or 7. We had a good laugh. Fun climb with a good amount of exposure for how short it lasted.

Redwic

Redwic - Jun 26, 2016 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Good peak but don't believe the hype  Sucess!

The main page says the "easiest route is Class 4" but that is not at all accurate. There is definitely Class 3 on this peak, with a lot of slopes with loose pebbles, but most moderate-to-experienced mountaineers should be OK if they just take some time to look for the best holds. Even more care should be given to the descent. Great views from the summit and highly recommended.

mandaranna - May 18, 2016 7:27 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

Found phone  Sucess!

If you lost your iphone please contact me!

PDuckX - Jun 17, 2015 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015

First Trip to Pinnacle  Sucess!

This was the first climb of a two peak weekend. We went with a Mazama's group and did the East Ridge. Great approach trail and a fun rock route. Rappelled down the west route to the return trail. Looking forward to going out there again. Zero snow except for a small patch here and there along the edge of the trail.

mcross

mcross - Nov 12, 2014 10:54 pm

Re: South Side - Class 3

Agreed!

mcross

mcross - Nov 12, 2014 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2014

November  Sucess!

Awesome day trip! Stevens Canyon Road was closed due to snow, so my friends and I parked at Narada Falls and took the 1.5ish mile trail to Reflection Lake. From there, we followed the Pinnacle Saddle Trail. Once at the saddle, we hiked to the top of Plummer, and then scrambled to the top of Pinnacle. Looking at Pinnacle Peak from the top of Plummer, I didn't think that it would be wise to try the Pinnacle scramble without ropes. We decided to do it anyway, and it wasn't nearly as bad/exposed as it looked from a distance. Lots of fun, spectacular views! We arrived at the parking lot around 9AM, and were home (near Tacoma) by 4:30PM.

Mooner

Mooner - Oct 9, 2014 9:16 pm

Up I Go

10/03/14 Ran up the peak quickly after taking morning pictures at reflection lake. Great views and fun little summit

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jun 22, 2014 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

4 peaks in a day  Sucess!

Unicorn, Foss, The Castle, and Pinnacle. See my report:
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=944005

bigbadgoo - Dec 9, 2013 1:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

From pinnacle saddle  Sucess!

Absolutely stunning fall colors and a fun scramble to Pinnacle

adamschneider

adamschneider - Aug 8, 2013 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

Evening on Pinnacle  Sucess!

Started on the trail from Reflection Lakes at about 4pm on a Tuesday. I passed a lot of people who were coming down, but once I reached the saddle I had the whole place to myself. The first part of the ascent was loose and scree-ish, but it got more solid, steeper, and more fun as I went higher. I wanted to watch the sunset from the top, but I decided I'd better head down just after 6:00 because I had a 3-hour drive back to Portland ahead of me!

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Oct 9, 2012 1:28 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1986

South Side - Class 3  Sucess!

Quick and easy scramble. Didn't seem as loose as everyone here says it is.

pingzingr

pingzingr - Oct 9, 2012 1:28 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

#1 of 3  Sucess!

Came back this weekend to get Pinnacle Peak and The Castle...ended up linking in Foss Peak. Pinnacle was a great Class 3-4 climb and enjoyable start to the day. Great views and great weather.

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