Ascent of Pinnacle Ridge on 2016-04-23

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Richard Hensley -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pinnacle Ridge
    Elevation:7550 ft / 2301 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first attempt on this was via Devil Tank. The road to Sand Tank is much better, and there is less up and down. I would recommend the Sand Tank approach, which is the one used to reach my GPS track.

This thing is a long, painful peak - scrambling, brush bashing, heat (the day I did it). The top is fairly exposed, but I'd still rate it class 3. For those who know the Ken Jones scale, I managed it up and down without a rope (though Dennis had generously carried a short one in case I needed it - thanks, Dennis!).

It will really help if you have some route photos for this one. Here is a link to a downloadable PowerPoint file of the photos I used, courtesy of Scott Peavy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2450 ft / 746 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:SE Ridge
    Trailhead:Sand Tank gate  5300 ft / 1615 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 36 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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