BoothPinnacle; leading trip for LVMC

pics by Harlan W.S., Fred L. & Ali H.
Jan 08, 2011

Route to Booth was 10.7 miles RT and 3100' accumulated gain; 13 people did this peak.  We picked a rougher route (short class 4 wall) to avoid rockfall. Three people went on to Pyramid.  Meanwhile, CP was off on a far-ranging 15 mile loop.

booth
Route starts off the Northshore Road
in Lake Mead NRA.
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This is how the Pinnacle (L) and Pyramid)
appear from the west peak of the
Northshore Ridge.
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View N as we cross Pinto Valley.
Bitter Ridge in distance.
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View SE as we near the ridge.
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Justine, with Redstone Picnic area in back.
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Near the ridge crossing at 2950'.
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Now we head down an easy gravel wash.
View SW to Guardian and Wilson AZ
(on far skyline).
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The Pinnacle in view. We will go to the
saddle R of the large cliff.
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Class 3 chute.
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Justine tops short class 4 wall.
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We set up an etrier on a sling. Most of
the energy would be absorbed by the
shallow rock horn; I just needed to apply
enough force to keep the sling from
sliding off the horn.
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Some class 2+/# climbing right
before the top.
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View NW to Muddy Mountains.
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Little Pyramid (L) and the crags where I had
been 3 days earlier, and where CP had
been that morn.
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View up E to top, as I prepare a slightly
more secure handline.
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Coming back down.
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Zoom of 3 hikers on Pyramid.
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View back to Pyramid, from wash.
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Bighorns on N side of intermediate ridge.
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Folks come down by the barrel.
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Michelle, horseman, and dogs.