First Pinnacle

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Sun and Shade
50 mins
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A fine sandstone tower with an array of grand climbs on its bulbous faces. Baluster Crack is as good as any of the Peak's vaunted jamming cracks, and if you want hard and bold, look no further.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Verbal Abuse
12m. From the gully, move up and then out right to access the left arete of the front face. Finish up this. The Direct Start...
1 user comment
 
Rounded
E2 5c
2
Baluster Crack
14m. Magnificent! The compelling crack system in the left side of the valley face of the First Pinnacle is worthy of the walk...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
3
The Sandrider
14m. The right-hand crack system leads up and left then bolder moves are needed to climb rightwards up the wall to the base of...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
4
Castaway
14m. Where Sandrider heads left, continue up a short crack then boldly climb the wall slightly rightwards and back left to...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Rounded
E6 6a
5
The Trouser Legs
16m. The West Face classic. Climb into the hanging groove with difficulty (runners) then move right - with difficulty to access...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
E2 5c
6
Agape
14m. Serious climbing plugging a large gap. From good runners on Trouser Legs head up left to a hole, then back right to a...
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E6 6a
7
Easter Crack
6m. The north east arete of the tower offers the easiest way up, for summit tickers - and down, for escapees.
 
Rounded
VD
8
Pussyfoot
8m. Claw a way onto the the right-hand edge of the face then trend left to the ledge and the finish of Catwalk. The thin crack...
 
Rounded
VS 5a
9
Catwalk
8m. Start on the ramp on the right and follow it leftwards passing the arete awkwardly. Finish up the cracks on the front face.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
VD
10
Felix
8m. Start along Catwalk but tackle the thin slanting technical crack to a rounded exit.
 
Technical
Rounded
VS 5a
  • Latest Comments

    For RAVENSHEUGH

    Verbal Abuse
    "The Direct is called Lupino Lane E2 7a!" 28/Jul

    Pendulum Direct
    "Definately HVS - the lower crack is hard work. Pendulum is a lot easier." 28/Jul

    Candle in the Wind
    "The original finish is up the superb arete, not the scoop." 15/Aug

    Pink Lane
    "Abseiled to clean - no gear until the ledge on the arete, slopey crux with possi..." 09/Sep

    T.C.
    "Direct start to arete is Penfold V8" 12/Sep

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