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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
  1. Helmets are mandatory.

  2. Do not sling trees.

  3. Rappelling is only permitted at designated sites or in case of emergency.

  4. Please do not litter. If possible, help by picking up what others have left behind.

  5. Some routes are closed due to the pictographs at their base or due to environmental reasons; please respect these closures. Route numbers are: 5, 42, 43, 53, 83, 84 and 89

  6. Some routes may be closed in certain seasons due to peregrine falcon nesting; please respect these closures. Occasional route closures will be posted in the Park and at the ACC cabin.

  7. No free-soloing, bouldering or any kind of un-roped climbing is allowed.

  8. No roped-soloing.

  9. Our behavior should be exemplary at all times. Please refrain from using offensive language or profanities.

  10. Do not engage in any activities which a reasonable person would conclude would adversely impact the Club, the Park, the Park’s officials or the general public.


Route History:

There is no known route history.


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

Route Grade Citations

5.4 Community registered grade
5.4 Jaime Beecroft
5.4 **

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 89%

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