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Northeast Ridge of the Pinnacle - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.82/5 Average Rating : 4.82 out of 5
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Standard rock rack up to #2 camalot
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8 A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.90/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

Description:

This is a beautiful alpine rock climb. The local guidebook describes the two 5.7 crux pitches as "awkward" and "tricky" respectively. (always a good sign) Be sure to do the last pitch variation that traverses out onto the beautiful green wall just below the huge ledge (you'll see what I mean)

Submitted by: kwijibo on 2006-09-06
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Route ID: 58636

14 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2011-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun

Beautiful to be on Mt Washington. Did this route twice in the last week. Drove up auto-road, to avoid hike up and return hike down. Just more relaxed that way, but pricey.

Only a few moves of actual climbing on the route, but super fun. Try not to miss the fairytale traverse. To find it, head right when in the exposed ramp on the 2nd to last pitch. If you continue up the ramp and exit the ramp, you have gone too far. We missed this traverse the first time. Super fun!

Oh, and did the 5.8 variation both times. The 5.7 looks scary. The move off the belay looks hard, then the slabby moves to get to the chminey seem scarily above gear. I dunno. I might just be a whimp.

Added: 2011-08-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: perelman on 2011-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ahh...

Hit this after a tough day at Cannon. Simulclimbed all but two pitches. 5.8 variation crux is awkward, and yes the Fairyland Traverse is exciting (though by no means hard). A fun, stress-free day.

Added: 2011-07-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: secander on 2011-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 5.8 Variation

Fun climb, great pro! Rather exciting crux :) Alpine environment was wonderful, slightly less hiking would have been nice, but I'm not complaining too much. One of the most enjoyable days I've had in New England for a while :)

Added: 2011-06-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Pinnacle Buttress

With Jerrad Stewart, we climbed the 5.8 route as described in Peter Lewis & Dave Horowitz Northeast Select guidebook. The crux pitch has lots of fixed pins to assist in the unlikely route finding. Don't miss the Fairyland Traverse.

Added: 2010-07-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5 A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fresh on 2009-02-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars first winter alpine rock climb

weather was perfect, about 30 degrees with only 30-40mph winds. aided everything that was too hard including the 5.8 variation, used ice tools in a few spots. easily the most committing climb I've done! got more windy and more cloudy as we got higher. topped out just as it was getting dark.

Added: 2009-02-10

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