The Pinnacle

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The unmistakable square bulk of Froggatt Pinnacle is home to one great classic and a set of only slightly less worthy offerings. Some of the harder routes are of a bouldery nature and don’t reach the summit. For the other routes which do go all the way the summit is thoughtfully equipped with a chunky abseil ring. Guidebook page 278.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Valkyrie Top 50
20m. A great and historic HVS which features two contrasting pitches, a mid-height stance and a proper summit.1) 5a, 10m....
21 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
2
Narcissus II
18m. Not pitch 2 to Narcissus but a continuation above the Valkyrie crack. Pull over and aim for the flared crack which leads...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
E5 6b
3
Neon Dust
The wall between the crack and arete has a desperate start followed by easier (6b) climbing above on gradually improving finger...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E6 7a
4
Pinnacle Traverse
Start low and work your way up and across a flake to the arete, turn this and then pull up to reverse the Oedipus traverse.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
V7 7A+
5
Narcissus
18m. The blunt arete of the Pinnacle is increasingly taxing, with the crux a worrying height off the ground! Easier with...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
6
Oedipus Ring Your Mother
8m. A taxing traverse from the right, along the sloping finger break, gains a shallow flake. A committing long stretch and...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E4 6b
7
The Mint 400
9m. A good V8 (6b) boulder problem up the wall gains the break of Oedipus. Next launch up the seemingly holdless wall above to...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E6 6b
8
Pinnacle Arete
16m. Neglected but worth doing. From the gully traverse left along the lowest break, pass the arete and pull up to gain a...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
Loose
E2 5b
9
Chapman's Crack
9m. Start at the top of the gully. Traverse left above the gully in a position of some exposure and climb the short crack. The...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
VS 4c
10
Route One
6m. The short north-east arete yields to a tough mantelshelf. An impressive route for its day and a viable way down for the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
11
Pinnacle Face
10m. From the top of the gully below the back arete, teeter right along sloping ledges (spotter advised) then climb the wall...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
VS 5b
12
My Newt
8m. The short and exposed arete on the right.
 
Rounded
E1 5b
13
Truly Pathetic
6m. The thin right-trending crack. Better than the name suggests.
 
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5c
14
Diamond Crack
8m. The slanting crack gives an exercise in jamming - steep, strenuous and well protected, it is a popular route for logging...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
15
Corner-crack
12m. A wide awkward start leads to easier things.
 VD
  • Latest Comments

    For FROGGATT

    Trapeze
    "Lovely!" 16/May

    Sunset Crack
    "Didn't feel like a 4c to me - this was my first lead of anything above VDiff and..." 09/Dec

    Janker's Groove
    "Did the direct start as a sit start, as in the Bouldering guide recommended and ..." 09/Jun

    Downhill Racer
    "Quality, pretty on/off move low down and then not too much trouble above that. J..." 19/May

    Armaggedon
    "Shouldnt this be spelt Armageddon (1 'g', 2 'd's, as in BMC guide and the Ston..." 22/Jan

    Three Pebble Slab
    "The protection for the crux is great, fits a size 3 (i think) 4CU like a glove. ..." 29/Jan

    Downes’ Crack
    "Needs young arms!" 26/Nov

    Terrace Crack
    "Finished a warm, sunny end of September day with this and loved it. Consistent ..." 01/Oct

    Great Slab
    "I have some sympathy with John Yates. If the anti top rope lobby carries on seco..." 11/Jul top50

    Valkyrie
    "I found the crack harder than Chequers, worse even Terrazza? There are only a c..." 01/Jun top50

    Oedipus Ring Your Mother
    "not 6b, prob hard 5c. Awesome climbing though." 12/May

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