Set your sights high.
Feel the trail with your whole body, not just your legs, thanks to the Pinnacle Trekking Pole from Mountainsmith. A durable aluminum shaft stands up to the abuse of long days on the trail and the carbide steel tip punches through any ground for stable traction. The molded TPR handle is comfortable in your hand, which is held securely in place thanks to the adjustable webbing wrist strap. To eliminate the bumps and jolts of rough terrain, Mountainsmith used a spring-loaded anti-shock system to absorb the shocks. A removable rubber boot tip and hiking basket let you customize the pole to your terrain.
- 6061 aluminum shaft
- Carbide steel tip
- Molded TPR handle
- Adjustable webbing wrist strap
- Spring-loaded anti-shock system with twist lock out
- Twist lock single cam adjustment
- Removable rubber boot tip
- Removable hiking basket
- Sold as single
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought two poles to use when I walk in the mountain and it's very confortable. I really like that the pole can be collapsed or lengthened, so I can store in a few space.
Broke after 2 miles of hiking.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This broke on after a 2 mile warm up hike on a 3 week tour of the national parks. I had modified my pole to have a tripod mount on the handle for my gopro, so I wanted to try to fix it and took it apart to see. What happened was the machine threads involved in the locking mechanism had stripped out. Irreparable, and quite shoddy. I bought some black diamond poles in Moab and modified that to hold my gopro. Should have saved my money and gotten black diamond from the start-- those held up great.
Warranty is worthless
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
We purchased 2 Mountainsmith Pinnacle trekking poles in July 2014. They worked well for a couple of days, but one of them could no longer be adjusted for height. The shaft wouldn't turn. We called the company several times and were told that they would be sending a replacement. The replacement pole never came. So, we have 1 trekking pole that can't be collapsed or lengthened.