Pinnacle Peak Climber's Log

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Dan Winter

Dan Winter - May 1, 2008 1:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004

South Scramble  Sucess!

Did this with my friend from DC on a nice sunny day.


tleaf - Mar 11, 2008 5:39 pm

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Many years ago I went with my father-in-law up Pinnacle and Plummer peaks. We had a great day and had a great workout! Sunny and warm.

ecobiker - Mar 3, 2008 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2006

Sunny Views  Sucess!

Fun scramble up the warm, sun-baked rocks. Had a snack and talked about routes on Rainier. Snacked on blueberries and watched fat marmonts on the way down.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Sep 27, 2007 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Bring helmets. Definitely some exposure at times.


thundercloud - May 25, 2007 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

South Route  Sucess!

Nice short scramble. Great place.


mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2005

Rainier warm up  Sucess!

We were scheduled to climb Rainier the next day, so we did this as a warmup. Lots of fun, and even got a sneak preview of Rainier through the clouds. A great taste of what was to come.


cmc56789 - Aug 30, 2006 6:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006

Pinnacle Peak  Sucess!

I hiked in from Reflection Lakes on the main trail and easily found the scramble path to the top. Just enough challenge to be fun, but not enough to be stupid to do alone. Nice misty views of the surrounding Tatoosh Range, but none of Rainier. Followed this one up with Plummer Peak.


osatrik - Aug 26, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1994

OSAT Tatoosh Traverse  Sucess!

I led an OSAT climb of Pinnacle in 1994. There was still snow, and we climbed through the Pinnacle/Castle saddle before traversing the south face to the standard SW ridge route to the summit. Daughter Vanessa was on this trip, and got a real-life experience with ice axe arrest when her step gave out on the traverse of the steep snow slope.

June 1996, six OSATers did the Traverse in the late spring from The Castle to Eagle, summiting them all. We camped just south of Lane Peak, which is the most enjoyable of the scrambles.


agreenstreet - Apr 22, 2006 12:38 am

Route Climbed: South Side Date May 21, 2002  Sucess!

Great views, fun climb. Combined with castle for a great day trip.


rialtosol - Feb 27, 2006 4:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005

Route Climbed: South  Sucess!

Did Pinnacle and Plummer, great day with excelent views of Rainier. Snow was hard with a layer of ice. Crampons were helpfull on the north side approach.


ren - Feb 15, 2006 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005

Route Climbed; Standard 3/13/05  Sucess!

Combined with Plummer. Great scramble and at the foot of Rainier!

Jeffrey Zickert

Jeffrey Zickert - Sep 4, 2005 7:51 pm

Route Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: 9-4-05  Sucess!

The day was clear, until we hit the summit then there was nothing bout clouds.

dicey - Sep 4, 2005 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

part of range traverse


mntnplay - Aug 3, 2005 4:50 pm

Route Climbed: South gully Date Climbed: 31 July 2005  Sucess!

Picture-perfect dry day. Rainier looms above you from the wonderful summit. The final 25m of the south face route seemed steep with a lot of small, loose debris.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Jun 6, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: May 16, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed up with cp in light snow/rain and limited visiblity. Without a route description, we first traversed over to the Castle/Pinnacle saddle from the Pinnacle/Plummer saddle and then headed NW up a gully under the ridge. The rock was wet, slippery, and loose. Meltwater was running down all over the rock. We started dislodging a fair amout of rock and carefully downclimbed back out after difficulty began to exceed class 3/4. Twenty minutes later and after a short traverse we found the normal route which though still wet seemed quite easy and clean compared to what we had attempted. We bagged Plummer on the way out. Never really got any views due to limited visiblity. Can only imagine what the view of Rainier must be like from here.


esugi - May 29, 2005 12:26 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this peak last year in low visibility. This time, we hit Plummer first and traversed over to Pinnacle. Beautiful day with great views of entire Tatoosh Range, and of course Rainier.


cp0915 - May 17, 2005 1:25 pm

Route Climbed: South side Date Climbed: May 16, 2005  Sucess!

2nd time's a charm!

During a failed attempt on the last weekend of winter ('05), thwarted by high avy danger, horrible snow, low visibility and high winds, we turned around at the Pinnacle/Castle saddle.

This time, in a light snowfall, on nice, reasonably consolidated snow, and in poor visibility, we managed to get to the summit via the Pinnacle Peak Trail...after trying to find our way up a nasty, loose class 3-4 gully full of exposed wet, slick rocks. Downclimbing back out of the treacherous gully, a sketchy traverse landed us in the correct gully, which we joyfully followed to the top. No views, of course.

Tagged Plummer Peak afterward.


Dundeel - Sep 23, 2004 12:29 am

Route Climbed: South side Date Climbed: 1981  Sucess!

Foggy at the top. My brother never showed at the summit. He told me a large cat had faced off with him at the bottom of the scramble and he retreated!


esugi - Jun 11, 2004 12:18 am

Route Climbed: South Gully Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!

Started from the Reflection Lakes parking lot at 4900' in rain. Snow from the trailhead. Rain turned to snow at about 5600'. Most of the summit scramble was snow free and combination of loose and solid rock. Could not see much of anything from the summit.


dmuja - Mar 24, 2004 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: October 24th 2003  Sucess!

This mountain is sweet like candy, I'll be it "crumbly candy".

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