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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Pistol Ridge

It's a Wonderful Life

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Spinnacle 5.3 R (Mixed) **

First Ascent: Erik Farley, Elke Breitbach in 1994
Length: 45ft
Bolts/Gear: 0/ (report bad bolts/anchors)

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As the approach trail nears the cliff you will see a pinnacle. This route is located on the left side of the pinnacle. Climb ledges using the occasional bolt for protection and rappel from the anchors on It's a Wonderful Life.
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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vic said on August 12th, 2003
free soloed
Anonymous said on October 16th, 2003
horrible route dont even bother placing pro, or the rope drag will be too much. rock is bad quality. it would be cool to rap all the way to the ground instead of the ledge.
pumpout2004 said on August 22nd, 2004
We climbed up this just to see the view and then saw it was a mixed route! Protection?...i don't think so.
mr optimistic said on October 16th, 2006
Didn't realize this was a route until I got home and looked on here. first accidental free solo.