Underclingon, Pat and Jack Pinnacle 5.12a


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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Santa Cruz
Mar 8, 2009 - 01:51pm
Rockfall has occurred in the area between Skinheads, Underclingon, and The Tube during the first week in March 2009. Many large 2-4 ton blocks have ravaged the base of these three routes. In addition numerous trees were broken off or scarred by rocks that tumbled at least 100 feet down the hill form the base. I wouldn't recommend climbing in the area for at least a few months. The state of the bolts on the upper part of this route is questionable at the moment. One large 4 x 4 foot rock landed at the base of this route creating a quite large crater.
Sir Run-it-out

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Santa Cruz
Oct 11, 2004 - 02:01pm
One of the two anchor bolts at the top has been chopped. Continue on to the top of Skinheads, or traverse right to the Tube. The remaining bolt still sports a rap ring.

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Santa Cruz
May 14, 2003 - 05:34pm
I thought this was a great climb, even if it is a bolted line in Yosemite (not why most people go there).

If you can climb 5.11+/5.12- sport climbs at other areas, you probably don't need to feel intimidated by the distance to the 1st bolt.

After the undercling section the difficulty lightens up and rests are everywhere, so keep moving! If you aren't too tall the top is interesting.
Pat and Jack Pinnacle - Underclingon 5.12a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Chris McNamara
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