Pinnacle Ridge Route

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A fun outing that lies close to the A5 and catches sun for much of the day. The first pitch has lovely rock and the final traverse negotiates some interesting gendarmes not unlike an alpine ridge. Start at the base of the ridge close to the letters PR scratched in the rock.
1) 40m. Follow the right-hand of the two ribs on wonderful clean rock to a steep blocky section that leads to a heathery terrace.
2) 15m. Follow easier ground to a good spike belay on a ledge.
3) 22m. Traverse right and climb the ridge to another ledge.
4) 20m. Follow the crested ridge to gain easy ground.
FA. K.U.Ingold, P.J.Fearon, J.M.Ball 1950


A decent route - Route 2 at Severe on the next buttress over is much better though and really should be in the book instead of this one, or better, both in.
Matt1000 - 16/Mar/10

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