The Pinnacle

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A magnificent chunk of rock with routes that give stunning exposure and are well worth the effort of the arduous approach. Approach (see map on page 136) - For Shrike and The Axe, slog up to the top of the buttress, most easily up Eastern Terrace or up the main Snowdon summit path and down the ridge. Abseil from a block at the top of East Gully. The routes on the front are also often used as continuations of routes below on East Buttress and are reached by an exciting scramble up steep vegetation. Down the Eastern Terrace.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Shrike
A superbly-positioned route with massive exposure from the first move. It is steep, well protected and has plenty of rests....
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
2
The Axe
The amazing arete gives a magnificent pitch for which the word 'exposed' is nowhere near descriptive enough. Start right of...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
3
Octo
A great corner-climb, and as well-positioned as you would expect for this wall. The approach scramble across steep grass needs...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E1 5b
4
Authentic Desire
The compelling arête right of Octo provides a stimulating lead. Many micro wires protect. From the belay of Octo, move up to...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E7 6b
5
Pinnacle Arete
A great route that is best used as an extension of a route on East Buttress. Scramble up to below a corner, right of the arete...
 
2 Stars
E2 5b
6
The Hand Traverse
A great finish to either of the previous two routes. Step down over the abyss and make a gripping finger-tip traverse left...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
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    Chimney Route
    "Changed from S * to VS 4c *, no votes" 11/Oct

    Longland's Climb
    "Michael MichaelJarrettPhD@Gmail.com I did this route in 1968/69 it was absolut..." 05/May

    Jelly Roll
    "Just got do do it for that top pitch!" 15/Dec

    Shrike
    "Wonderful, beautiful route. One of the best I've done. But NOT E2, ever." 11/Jun

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