West Face, Cardinal Pinnacle 5.10a


High Sierra, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 15-25 minutes
Approach time: 30-45 minutes
Descent time: 2-4 hours
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 500'
The West Face of Cardinal Pinnacle is a perfect precursor before heading in to climb on the Incredible Hulk. It is similarly clean granite, and the difficulty is close to that of Red Dihedral without the committing length or approach. For the 5.10 crack climber, this is a must-do.

FA: Jay Jensen, 69
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West face of Cardinal Pinnacle
Photo: Luke Lydiard
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