Pinnacle Peak Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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:

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 - 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 - 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.


mcross - Nov 12, 2014 10:54 pm

Re: South Side - Class 3



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.


seanpeckham - Sep 30, 2012 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

South side  Sucess!

The Falcon Guide claims this is class 2. Which turned out to be a good way to get me to try a class 4 route. Kinda proud of myself. Incredible views.


CzechMark - Aug 27, 2012 2:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Super Fun  Sucess!

Super fun route up the back side from the saddle. It certainly pushes the limits of scrambling in the Cascades.


nicozone - Jul 30, 2012 4:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Close but no cigar

After deciding that Unicorn wasn't enough climbing for the drive time from Corvallis, we decided to do Pinnacle with very little knowledge of the route. We assumed that we had to follow the southwest ridge to the summit, which was a big mistake; the scree is "to die for" in that area. We struggled to downclimb without dislodging some of the bigger pieces.


bellinghamclimber - May 20, 2012 1:15 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Pinnacle SW gully  Sucess!

Parked at Narada Falls and headed up the road to the Reflection Lakes trailhead. We actually ended up booting up to the Castle-Pinnacle saddle, and then traversing around the backside of Pinnacle to hit the SW gully. Great climb, super straightforward, and awesome views of the rest of the Tatoosh!


MrHound - Apr 30, 2012 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

Look out below!  Sucess!

Climbed Pinnacle and Castle yesterday with BoeAlps. Both fun, but beware climbing the south face class 4 scramble on Pinnacle; lots of loose rock, some pretty big pieces too. Make sure your party stays off to the right out of harms way. Snow conditions were great for kicking steps. Quite a few moats on the south face of Pinnacle from the saddle between Castle to the gully. Parked at Narrada Falls and hiked up to the road. The road is plowed to Reflection Lake and beyond, not sure why it isn't open. Any questions, send me a message.


Socorro - Oct 20, 2011 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005

Fun but scary  Sucess!

I remember this climb being slightly terrifying, but super fun and really rewarding. The scary part was the way down. We climbed at dusk and had an incredible view - the whole sky was pink and orange. Gorgeous.

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