North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Ressurrection Wall, Pinnacles National Monument
Resurrection Wall, Pinnacles National Monument. Ruprecht Kammerlander and Anton Kuruza climbed the impressive Resurrection Wall in Juniper Canyon on Easter Sunday. The rock is a great, shadowy mass a half-mile up the High Peaks Trail. Few Pinnacles devotees had contemplated climbing the wall because of its steep, awesome appearance, but Ruprecht and various partners gradually worked out a route on the north face which involved skyhook placements, tie-offs on flakes and a bolt ladder 15 placements long. On May 14 Frank Sarnquist and I free-climbed the same route and found it to be outstanding on generally good rock. Done with aid or free, the climb stands a tribute to the vision and energy of Ruprecht who made other fine routes in the Pinnacles National Monument before his recent sorrowful and maddening death. NCCS Fl0orFll.