/ Pinnacle Ridge
Pinnacle Ridge Sgurr nan Gillean? Don't know
Pinnacle Ridge Garbh Bheinn? Don't know
Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday Crag? Don't know
Pinnacle Ridge Carn Dearg Meadhonach? Don't know
Pinnacle Ridge Pen Yr Ole Wen? Don't know
Pinnacle Ridge Pol Dubh? bit wet
Pinnacle Ridge Cul Mor? Don't know
Pinnacle Ridge at Polldubh is interesting, as it is neither pinnacled, nor is it a ridge.
Doing the one in the Lakes tomorrow morning it's a grade II that is good to do in fresh powder as long as the approach isn't full of powder as it has avalanched on folk before.
> Doing the one in the Lakes tomorrow
There are not one but two pinnacle ridges in th
e lakes...one on st Sunday crag, the other on great gable. :-)
So you're still going to need to clarify a bit!
St Sunday crag one isn't, cos I've done it and I can't lead grade III....
Lol, no, definitely led it, the photos are in my gallery...!
Seriously, is st Sunday PR considered a III...? I can't see it, most of it is grade I ground, and the crux is well protected and pretty short. Easier than crux of dorsal arete, and that's not a III...
It's a grade II in winter, and grade 3 scramble in summer. Maybe that was causing some confusion!
I have a book(lake district scrambles)that lists it as grade 3 in summer in the front and grade two in the index,whilst scrambles and easy climbs in the lake district lists it as a 2 or moderate in summer.Just to add some clarity!I think there was a big avalanche from the top slopes after the main pinnacle section aswell a couple of years ago.
> St Sunday crag one isn't, cos I've done it and I can't lead grade III....
Yes depends on the conditions in the summer months its more of a 2 than a 3.
> Lol, no, definitely led it, the photos are in my gallery...!
> Seriously, is st Sunday PR considered a III...? I can't see it, most of it is grade I ground, and the crux is well protected and pretty short. Easier than crux of dorsal arete, and that's not a III...
The debate here is about individual ability . With Pinnacle Ridge escape from the route is easily available which in itself possibly lowers the climbing grade. The crux wall taken in the corner can easily be protected but its far from difficult. I am along way from being a good rock climber and have never found the crux wall to be a problem. If the weather is fine and dry then I would say the route is a grade 2. But if the route is frozen or wet then its a grade 3. As I Said before escape from the route is easily available just descend into the right hand gully and from the crux wall you can just decend back down to the Vally.
How do you know you can't lead grade III? Have you tried to? It seems a massively limiting statement, grade III should be attainable for anyone.
Yes, that's true... I guess I was saying that partly for effect. I certainly intend to be trying a grade III at some point, though I haven't really had much luck getting any climbing done for a while, at this point i'd settle for just getting out on the hills in the snow for a walk never mind anything more technical...!
I meant St Sunday Crag one and i found it a very hard II in the wet snow today, for the crux corner i would say it felt harder than some other III's i've done like Stepped Ridge on Browncove Crags the rest of the route felt more like grade I. In summer it's a pretty easy 3 or hard 2, not many grade 3's will i solo but pinnacle Ridge is easy in the dry, although felt much harder with axes in my hands and wet rock and soft snow.
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