Pinnacle Face

1 Stars
 HVS 4c

Adjacent Routes
<< Tree Chimney < Cold Sweat  |  Pinnacle Rib > None >>

12m. The best route hereabouts. The left-hand side of the face is climbed starting up a short crack and tending slightly left on holds that are mostly disappointing. Finish up the flake in the left arete. Escape from the top is rather problematical.


A nice climb, well worth seeking out and worth it's upgrade too. The holds aren't that bad if you grope a bit, and the climbing's never hard but delicate and rather bold. Getting off the top however....ah, you'll work something out =).
Fiend - 17/Mar/04

OK, I admit it. I think we were mean not to up-grade this. Definitely harder than Condor Slab, of similar ilk.
Dave Garnett - 21/Jun/04

Im not so sure Dave. I dont think there are 4c moves its just the intimidating position. Certainly top end VS but never mid grade HVS (just think of some of the HVS slabs). Getting off needs ropework trickery or much better technical skills.
Steve C - 04/Jun/05

I dont think it's 4c either, just bottly 4b without much gear
Iain Thow - 19/Mar/07

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