CARDINAL PINNACLE // JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS, INYO NATIONAL FOREST
Trad, 5.6 - 5.12c, Grade II // Elevation: 9,200' // Trip Length Single Day
Cardinal Pinnacle provides exceptional climbing on immaculate granite and has the shortest approach in all our offerings which consists of a scree slog for a few hundred feet the moment you step foot outside of your car. A great crag to climb if you're looking for a quick single day outing, Cardinal Pinnacle offers a multitude of climbs ranging from the Regular Route (5.6, Grade II), to the classics like Cucumbers (5.10a/b, Grade II), the West Face (5.10a, Grade II) and harder sustained routes like The Prow (5.12b, Grade II). A perfect venue to climb at for any climbing ability, Cardinal Pinnacle is a popular destination for the locals due to it's relatively easy access, approach and stellar rock quality.