Big Pinnacle, Virginia

Prominence: 80 ft, 24 m

Elevation: 5040+ feet, 1536+ meters

True Isolation: 0.3 mi, 0.49 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5040 - 5080 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 5040 ft / 1536 m
    (Range 5040 - 5080 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 37' 47'' N, 81° 30' 35'' W
36.629822, -81.509628 (Dec Deg)
454436 E 4053930 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionGrayson

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 58
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 56)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1999-11-17 by Mike Stinson
     2013-11-24 by William Musser
     2016-02-28 by Bryan Marchant
     2016-12-03 by Spencer Corcoran
     2016-12-03 by Riley Plourde
     2017-06-14 by Mike Stinson
     2018-02-25 by Spencer Corcoran
     2018-07-10 by Mike Gourley (GPS Track)
     2020-07-10 by Pete Brennan
     2021-03-12 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)

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Impressive small peak with great views of the Grayson highlands; unofficially named Big Pinnacle and more impressive than it's higher parent of Haw Orchard Mountain which is unofficially named Little Pinnacle
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 80 ft/24 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 160 ft/48 m
  Key Col: 4960 ft/1512 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.3 mi/0.49 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.6275, -81.505
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Haw Orchard Mountain  (ESE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Western Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers
Range6: Mount Rogers Range
Drainage BasinsNew
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Grayson Highlands State Park
Topo MapWhitetop Mountain O36081f5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Rickey Shortt.

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