/ Limestone pinnacles/towers in Peak

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TomPR - on 28 Jun 2013
Trying to put together a comprehensive list of all pinnacles in the Peak Limestone - any ideas?!

I've got:

Ilam Rock
Tissington Spires (2?)
The other one opposite Ilam Rock

My vague rules are that you can't walk to the top and they're basically only accessible to a climber.
Simon Caldwell - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:
Dovedale Church? Can't remember how we got down but I've a feeling it was by abbing off the back.
Offwidth - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

There is a nice list in OPR. If you dont have it I'm sure someone could upload it as a tick list.
TomPR - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Offwidth: cool, , thanks offwidth! Good knowledge.
shark - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:


Wildcat pinnacle. 40m of perfect pocketed limestone and still yet to be climbed in nailed boots.
kristian - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:
The Obelisk near the lifts/Plum buttress Cheedale.
Chris the Tall - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:
Tower of Babel at Stoney ? - not sure how detached it is

Trident at Harborough - again you might be able to reach it without using your hands (there's a challenge !)
mark20 - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:
worryingly detached!!
deacondeacon - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall: Tower of Babel doesn't necessitate a rock climb although I did a route on there last week and was definitely surprised by the rock quality.
Dave Garnett - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:
> (In reply to TomPR)
> Tower of Babel at Stoney ? - not sure how detached it is
>
> Trident at Harborough - again you might be able to reach it without using your hands (there's a challenge !)

There's another one near Rainster somewhere. Is it Jeffcoat's Pinnacle?

DerwentDiluted - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

Also Pinders rock, though it looks like a tree from the road, and has a smaller cleaner neighbour. Most are in OPR though.
DerwentDiluted - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to DerwentDiluted:
There's also a pinnacle at the not often visited (by normal climbers) Fin Cop. Top marks for finding it, topper marks for climbing it, Maximarks for surviving it.
Dan Lane - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

I had a vague plan of doing all of the pinnacles in the peak a couple of years ago...i'll have a look to see if i've still got the list I made...unlikely, but possible!
Dan Lane - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

Tom, you're in luck, I've found it! Drop me a line with your email address.
Lukem6 - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Dan Lane: could some one chuck this on a UKC ticklist... i'd be interested in doing them all
Dan Lane - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to lm610:

Sort of, though there are many different routes up most of the pinnacles...what do you want? Best route, easiest route, hardest route, first route, most logical route?
Lukem6 - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Dan Lane: classic/ original route if FFA date is there to make it easy.
Martin Wing - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to lm610: First route on some of them is probably pretty terrible. Like the chossy severe on Ilam Pinaccle compared to the less chossy Extreme Rock 'classic' Easter Island. Trouble with doing it with best route is there all really hard on Ilam.
Lukem6 - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Martin Wing: I don't mind a little choss, quite enjoy chasing a little history though.
Gordon Stainforth - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to Dave Garnett:
> (In reply to Chris the Tall)
> [...]
>
> There's another one near Rainster somewhere. Is it Jeffcoat's Pinnacle?

Yes, on private land. A small but very fine pinnacle, undercut all round. Then there's the easier Longstone one nearby.

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Gordon Stainforth - on 28 Jun 2013
In reply to DerwentDiluted:

Pindar's Rock used to be great, until it got so covered in ivy.
Chris Harris - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

Tegness Pinnacle
Rivelin Needle
Mow Cop
Gordon Stainforth - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to Chris Harris:

Er ... the OP was asking for limestone pinnacles ..
John Gresty - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

Parkhouse pinnacle. An interesting scramble.

John
Chris Harris - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:
> (In reply to Chris Harris)
>
> Er ... the OP was asking for limestone pinnacles ..

Oops, I'll take the red wine defence on that one!

mikej on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to TomPR:

There is a pinnacle a few yards downstream of Psyche's Buttress in Water-Cum-Jolly, with an easy route called The Fairy.

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