Crows Nest Pinnacle

(3 routes)

Crows Nest Pinnacle is the highest piece of rock on the ridge between Chunderosa Buttress
and Flying Cow Buttress. The panoramic view from the top is well worth the effort of climbing
up. The South and West faces are to date unclimbed: there may be a few good climbs there.
All the routes share the same DBC belay.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Hook Line and Sinker 17 8m
wire representing trad
Climb the middle of the face, crossing the diagonal crack at about half height. Bryce climbed the face using friends in pockets and hooks plus a skillful sling lasso to protect the top moves, which was all so we could get access to the top of the pinnacle. No bolts. DBC belay.
Bryce Martin, Craig Martin, Michael Camilleri 13-7-97
Monsoon Madness 13 10m
Climb the west facing slab. Start with a good thread at chest height if you want some protection from the steep drop down the hillside, then continue up past 3 bolts. DBC belay. The easy moves and incredible views make for stimulating climbing.
Michael Camilleri, Bryce Martin, Craig Martin 13-7-97
Double Jeopardy 14 13m
Climbs the prominent buttress at the SE corner of the pinnacle. Don’t be put off by the height of the first bolt as it is an easy clip and the moves are very secure. 3 bolts. DBC belay.
Michael Camilleri, Cliff Ellery, Bryce Martin 27-7-97