Pinnacle Peak Climber's Log

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seanpeckham

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

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

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

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

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

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.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 2:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2005

S. Ridge  Sucess!

What a view!

awilsondc

awilsondc - Aug 27, 2011 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Route Climbed - SW ridge  Sucess!

Great little scramble. Combined this one with Plummer Peak since it seemed to be the cool thing to do. :) The ridge looked pretty intimidating from the summit of Plummer Peak but as I kept going up, it seemed less intimidating. It was still pretty steep with some exposure once you get high enough. A fall would not turn out well. I enjoyed the summit, but thought the views from Plummer were better, probably since you get to look at Pinnacle. Anyway, great hike and scramble. A classic. I'll have to do this one again when I need a quick scrambling fix.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jul 19, 2011 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

South Side Normal  Sucess!

With Moni - add one more opinion on the rating - Class 3

Moni

Moni - Jul 19, 2011 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

South Side  Sucess!

With Fred. Combined with The Castle. Went in the regular way then around from the east side of the The Castle back to Reflection Lake to make a nice loop. Still tons of snow - ice axe and crampons were helpful. Rock itself was dry. Managed to snag the one decent weather day - drove home in the rain the next day.

RomaK

RomaK - Jul 5, 2011 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

Standard from Plummer-Pinnacle saddle  Sucess!

All snow from Reflection lakes parking lot until the scramble to the top. Fun scramble with great views of Rainier and also Adams, Hood, and St Helens to the south.

ExcitableBoy

ExcitableBoy - Dec 30, 2010 9:32 am

North Ridge in winter

Attempted the North Ridge in winter. Turned around at a steep, hard to protect looking gendarme.

gato

gato - Oct 6, 2010 11:45 am

Training day  Sucess!

Alpine training on the S aspect, good day on the mountain!

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Oct 5, 2009 3:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1993

South Route  Sucess!

One of my first repels off a mountain. Great little peak! Pinnacle Peak Map

JGHarrison

JGHarrison - Sep 28, 2009 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

from the saddle  Sucess!

Fun stuff, good view

vermeer

vermeer - Jul 25, 2009 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Semi Tatoosh Traverse  Sucess!

With Plummer, Denman, Lane, and Wahpenayo. A little more snow would have helped the side-hilling between them all.

nickmech

nickmech - Jan 1, 2009 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

South Route  Sucess!

A great set of little peaks. Do all three if you go.

YEM

YEM - Sep 15, 2008 1:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Pinnacle Plummer Castle  Sucess!

We climbed up from Pinnacle/Castle saddle and down the trail. One guidebook claimed it to be class 2, but it was more fun than that.

amochka

amochka - Sep 7, 2008 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

First of Five!  Sucess!

Fun rock scramble up, nice rappel down. The first in a western traverse.

gcap

gcap - Aug 27, 2008 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

fun and quick scramble  Sucess!

a nice paradise alternative for great views of the mountain.

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