cardinal pinnacle from the road below card1.jpg card4.jpg card3.jpg card2.jpg

On December 21 Sp and Jeremy Barronton climbed the regular route on Cardinal. Jermey was visiting from Georgia and had a day to spare to climb. We had talked about option earlier buit in winter the conditions on the day determine everything. The day before it snowed with strong winds,but the 21st was clear but cold with temps in the teens.
We decided to go anyway and had a great climb with calm condiitons and even a little sun on top. Great climbing even though the approach was a little unpleasant with new snow on top of big talus. All in all this is perfect training climb for bigger and harder things.