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Near the middle of the cliff there is a detached pinnacle (about the only clear pinnacle on the cliff); this climbs the south (right) ramp of the pinnacle to the top, then steps across onto the main face and up to the top.

Start at the corner of the ramp up to the pinnacle from the south, and generally follows the arete.

  1. 40m (5.4) Climb the arete and slab to a large ledge with a bolted anchor.

  2. 30m (5.4) Climb the arete to a ledge below a smooth slab, move left onto the face and up some steeper moves to rejoin the arete, then continue up the arete to the pinnacle. Belay to avoid rope drag or enjoy the pinnacle.

  3. 10m (5.4) Step across to the main face, and climb to the top, looking left for a two-bolt anchor.

("Pinical" was in the database -- but there was no matching route. I am guessing this refers to the classic "Front of the Pinnacle", rather than "Back of the Pinnacle". Renamed to preserve assents, rather than delete & recreate.)

Ethic: inherited from Bon Echo
  • Don't sling the trees!
  • Some routes are closed because of pictographs at their base. Please respect route closures.
  • No new route activity.
  • No rappelling except at a few designated sites or in an emergency.
  • The wearing of helmets when climbing at Bon Echo is now MANDATORY!!!!

Route History:

There is no known route history.


Located in Bon Echo approx:
Long/Lat: -77.188432,44.903650

Route Grade Citations

5.4 Community registered grade
5.4 Jaime Beecroft
5.4 **

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 88%

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amazing great lovely fun scary tricky exposed short face

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