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Eichorn Pinnacle-Northwest Face - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.71/5 Average Rating : 4.71 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.83/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

Description:

4 pitches with a short 4th class stretch in the middle. The first pitch has a wide section that can be avoided by moving left onto the arete. Fun route, great views, and not much traffic (compared to it's neighbor-the Southeast Buttress!) Approach this climb from the Cathedral Lakes trail, NOT from the climbers trail to the Southeast Buttress.

Submitted by: bcd on 2003-09-26
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Route ID: 40953

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2011-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Very Exciting

Theres something super cool about topping out onto a 10 x 10 pinnacle. This felt hard for the grade but it was awesome!

Added: 2011-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice way to end a roadtrip

Long hike in, but well worth it for the scenery and climbing.
The top of the P1 OW is where it gets hard; P3 5.10 section is tough, but only for a few moves. Nice summit. For the descent: after you rappel, cross all the way over the slabs and there's an easy walk down. Don't be fooled by trying to pick your way down the slabs--it is do-able, but a much longer descent.

Added: 2010-10-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2009-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sweet

Did the 10b variation which feels like 5.7 compared to the offwidth below. It is just steep finger crack for two or three moves. Hung on a cam in the offwidth section due to a wrastling match with a backpack and a cam intruding into my pancreas. Excellent second, third, and fifth pitches make this one a less known classic. Edit: Came back in 2010 and hiked the OW, try like hell to stay on the outside of it, much more enjoyable. Also, the 2nd 5.8 and 3rd 10b pitch can be linked with a 70m rope.

Added: 2009-09-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
Onsight Onsight ascent by: evanwish on 2009-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars understated

for some reason nobody knows about this route and its definately a great way up to the pinnacle. I don't think i will ever do the 5.4 route now.

finished with the 5.8R rib

Added: 2009-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eazyclimb on 2007-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Direct Route

This was way fun with a short crux, I found the 5.9 more challenging than the 10b part.

Added: 2008-09-29

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