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The Pinnacle - 5.10a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Toprope. Sling the rock, maybe put a cam in on the right side of it, sling the cedar tree too.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

80 foot face with a couple of different routes. Left is a little easier, right more difficult. Start at the base of the overhang, follow the right most diagonal crack using some layback moves, top out with a few crimps. You can see the Pinnacle from a scenic lookout (the first I think). To get there, park at the next pullout after the lookout and follow a trail towards the lake. Can also be led, .5-2 cams. It's a little commiting.

Submitted by: emmajoe on 2006-04-18
Views: 753
Route ID: 52526

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5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: jfreezy92 on 2011-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Location. Location. Location!

Such a cool spot over the water. It's a detached slab with parallel cracks running the 80ft rise from a comfortable belay point just above the waves that crash beneath. Rather difficult, but worth taking a stab at. Bring lots of webbing to anchor to the under cut bolder on top or the tree to the right of face. You could drop a nut/cam in the small crack right at the edge too.

Added: 2011-11-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pblkenmy on 2009-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars One of the best routes in Marquette

This climb is fantastic because of the view and location. The climb is crimpy at times but fun. The anchor setup on top is tricky. DO NOT USE THE BUSH! I use a couple stoppers and a cam to equalize one bomber anchor and then slung the boulder too. Also, the rating is 5.10 but might be slightly overrated. might be closer to 5.9 if it were somewhere else.

Added: 2010-06-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: ogeez on 2008-03-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Combat Cabin Fever

Couldn't wait any longer for spring so we decided to hit the rock regardless of winter. We added a #12-BD-Stopper higher up from the sling-rock so we could better climb a direct line up the middle to get more height with minimal rope drag/swing. Nothing like looking behind you and seeing all the ice in the lake and belaying in the snow. Fun stuff.

Added: 2008-03-14

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jbell2355 on 2004-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I love climbing here. I sent the left route first try, and got the right route on my second attempt. The sun was shining and the waves of Lake Superior were lapping on the rocks. The view from the top is great!

Witnessed by: jd
Added: 2004-05-07

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: revdeuno on 2003-05-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2003-05-20