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First Pinnacle

(6 routes)

The highest of the three main pinnacles. First Pinnacle also has several opportunities on its northern and eastern sides, but you’ll almost always need to get up early to avoid hot, soft conditions on the northern aspects.

  • 2234m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2234m

The highest of the three main pinnacles. First Pinnacle also has several opportunities on its northern and eastern sides, but you’ll almost always need to get up early to avoid hot, soft conditions on the northern aspects.

NZMS260: 
T20 319 138
Topo50: 
BJ34 219 521
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
0
160m
 

Only really much of a zig-zag in summer. Leave Gully 2 where it turns towards the col, and follow the broad, shallow gully to a notch in the ridge between First Pinnacle and the gendarme at the top of its West Ridge.

2
0
 

Climb out of Zig-Zag Gully and direct to the top.

3
0
130m
 

Gain the col beyond Pink Floyd Buttress from either side, and continue up the ridge to the summit. Alternatively (but significantly harder), start with Wish You Were Here on the toe of Pink Floyd Buttress.

4
0
250m
 

In the right conditions this looks to be a nice, straightforward climb.

5
0
350m
 

A good line that unfortunately tends to soften very quickly once the sun hits it.

6
0
350m
 

A gully runs direct to the summit. Again, watch for soft conditions.

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