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Mount Lemmon / Hitchcock Pinnacle
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Mount Lemmon / Hitchcock PinnacleTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Climbing5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Climbing5.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
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Hitchcock Pinnacle is located on Mt Lemmon just above the main parking area at Windy Point. This 40' freestanding column is most commonly climbed by its 5.7 north face, however all three routes ascending the formation are worth doing. Each route has one bolt, so unless you are willing to run it out 20 feet or more, bring some gear. Top rope can be set on all three by means of fixed anchors/chains at the top.

This route starts out with a stem between the actual pinnacle and a shorter rock just to the west. From there we moved left and up the face to the top. Some bolts had been chopped making trad gear a good choice for a safer ascent.

I had seen Hitchcock Pinnacle on previous trips to Mt. Lemmon and have been curious about it for a couple of years. Emily, on the other hand, had been eyeing the formation for 18+ years while growing up in the Tucson area. Kurt was kind enough to lead the climb and help us check it off our list.

This was an incredibly photogenic spot and a great way for Kurt, Emily and I to end our day of climbing on Mt. Lemmon after spending a little time on the Ridgeline.
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