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Pinnacle Wall** S

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[Pinnacle Wall, 2 kb]A classic, must-do route that weaves an unlikely line up this fine cliff 1) 15m. Climb the grassy ramp to a stance 2) 30m. Climb up 3m to gain the quartzy ledge. Follow this to belay under the groove 3) 4a, 35m. Climb the groove for 10m then trend right to reach the tip of the pinnacle. Step left and climb the slab above to finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Kirkus Routes, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 41 wishlists.

oldmanofmow - 2014

guy757 - 24/Sep/13

Pitch 1 & 3
Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13

angie - AltLd - 21/Sep/13 with Peter Lovell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

Led the quartz ramp. P2 and P3 are great
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Dave Marshall

continuation from mur i niwl. megan p1,me p2 (pitches 5 and 6 of mur i niwl/pinnacle wall linkup in Ground Up guide)
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with megan beaumont

lead 2nd pitch
pimpy - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with clare muir

James led the quartz ramp and top wall. Excellent finish to Mur Y Niwl.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with James (Buxton MC), Alan

Led ramp and slab after Mur Y Niwl. Top pitch is superb!
stemill - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Chris Manasseh

Led p2
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Ste Millington

great route
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Graham Phillips

egg-man - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Rog Wilko

lithos - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Pete Bradshaw

Partner led pitch one, which I think is the most scary traverse I have ever done. I wasn't quite on my hands and knees, but felt I was! You just have to trust you feet on the blankish slope, and use the small edges that you find for your hands! I led the second pitch, which was good - the main difficulty being the lay-back crack from the belay, which you can protect well.
kim.mulji - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Patrick Goodwin

Should've brought my belay jacket - very cold.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Lawrence Dudley, Julian Prieto

Led P2
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Lawrence Dudley, Alan Blanchflower

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/13

max railing - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Luis

I lead the pinnacle pitch.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Prav

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

P1, niceish. P3, 4a HS, very enjoyable and gives the route 3***. P2, 4* - scary as ****, not appreciated, more serious than anything on Mur-y-Niwl.
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with themadbrown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Frank

Lead the ramp and the ledge. JJ lead the main pitch! Jealous! Great finish for a great day!
frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with James Clarke

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/12

alan moore - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Led top and amazing pitch! Run out, not Severe. Stood on tip of pinnacle!
mes32 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Third time for me and an enduring delight. Put a sling around the top of the pinnacle then stand on the very apex to move leftwards onto the slab.
Falko - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Steve M

MoWalker3 - 30/Sep/11 with Cormac

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/11

Led P2 & P3. Nice route. The wander along the ledge is easy but unnerving.
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Graeme Hammond

just led the first short pitch, Becky led the unusual traverse pitch, and excellent final pitch. 3 stars?? a great link up with Mur y Niwl Great day
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Becky E

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Rob Exile Ward - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with Sam Ward

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

myoung - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

scorky345 - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Tim Oates

tim20 - AltLd - 24/May/11 with sam corcoran

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Lenny - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with John

Nice rainbow.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Tom Jumar

Led P1.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Dan Matthewman

jshields - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Ed James

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Bob Dawson

tom.e - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Claire

Led all pitches including p3 this time. Pitch 3 is gorgeous, easy wall climbing - run it out :-)
Alaric - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/10 with Ed

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Pilch - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Mel

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/10

mikelaing - TR - May/10 with Ian Whitehead

Being able to predict Mrs W's reaction to the traverse, I volunteered to lead it, and kept tactically quiet about what it was like as I did it. I employed the "Hello dear" gambit to sooth nerves before Mrs W launched across it like a true Mustelid!
JiveWeasel - AltLd - 18/Sep/09 with Mrs Weasel

Liked with Mur y Niwl. Amazing climb.Pitch one (JW) no grade listed but I've never enjoyed traverses and the quartz traverse was so unnerving I was practically gibbering! No doubt if it had been on the ground I would have skipped over it but the thought of a huge pendulum virtually froze me completely :-0 Pitch 2 (me) has a nice little crack followed by heading across the face to a fantastic view at the top.
Mrs Weasel - AltLd - 18/Sep/09 with JiveWeasel

Led P1
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Dave C (Lmc)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Daniel Wrightson - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Steve Gould

Led pitch 2
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Paul

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Stuart Williams

What a class route. Great traverse pitch and top pitch was even better!
Conan - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Philippa Reader

linked Mur y Niwl with this, good combo
alicia - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Jamie

Terrific finish to the day after Mur y Niwl.
Gman - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Eamon

Sean Kelly - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Top pitch probably the best Severe I've ever done - outstanding.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Andy Morris

Ian McNeill - 2006

Chesh - Lead - Aug/05 with ScotsPaul

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05

Clucky - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/04 with Paul Dickson

Jamie B - AltLd - Jun/04 with Kris Quayle

Alaric - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Nigel M

Dave Rumney - 12/Jul/03

lukea - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Al

Ann S - 2nd - Jun/03 with Bill Harrison

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - May/03 with steve c

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/02

unfit - AltLd - 03/Sep/02 with john Norman

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/02

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01

alan moore - 2000

Very wet and cold
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 13/Nov/99 with James Hubbard

iskra2000 - AltLd - 31/Jul/99 with Matt Kingsley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/99

Mark Riley - AltLd - Sep/98 with Stuart Greenall

Lead 1st & 3rd pitches.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/98 with David Jupp

Excellent route, really enjoyable, with quite a climax at the end.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/98 with Alan Nuttall

Marti999 - Lead - Jul/96

Tim Bateman - Lead - 15/Jun/96

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/95 with Louise Pellett

Hidden - AltLd - 1991

Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glyn

Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/88

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - Jul/87 with Andy K

Nick Biven - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/84

babymoac - Lead - 10/Jul/82 with MTW & Paul R

leland stamper - Solo - Nov/81

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

mikej - AltLd - 29/Jul/77 with Mike Byles

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/73

Hidden - Aug/73

Also soloed
David Smith - Lead - 1963 with charlie Tanner

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Voting
Total votes cast 62
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HS0 of 31
easy HS12 of 31
hard S11 of 31
S6 of 31
easy S1 of 31
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3 Stars24 of 31
2 Stars7 of 31
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 109 (0.9%)
Lead15 of 109 (13.8%)
Followed5 of 109 (4.6%)
Toproped1 of 109 (0.9%)
Alt Leads73 of 109 (67.0%)
Unknown14 of 109 (12.8%)

'Climbed'59 of 109 (54.1%)
clean O/S49 of 109 (45.0%)
clean rpt1 of 109 (0.9%)