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Overview

About Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles

Closeouts. Reach the pinnacle of your adventure with this pair of Mountainsmith trekking poles, offering adjustable length and a built-in anti-shock mechanism that can be switched on for accents and off for stability during descents.

Specs

Specs about Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles

  • Number of sections: 3
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Lock mechanism: Twist lock
  • Length: 27" (68.5cm) to 53" (134.6cm)
  • Anti-shock: Yes
  • Basket type: Trekking
  • Tip material: Carbide
  • Single/Pair: Pair

Reviews

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4.187969 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 532 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Gregory Peccary from So. Fla/Sonoran Desert on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
These seem well-made and I expect them to serve well as an introduction this newfangled (to me) way of hiking. A word about adjusting the length (which is not described here, nor in the info that comes with the product, nor on Mountainsmith's webpage describing the poles). Do not attempt to use th... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jebby the Hiker from North Carolina on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Great Product for Hiking. Easy to Use. They have come in handy(hahaha) since we live near a trail and enjoy hiking. My knees are not what they used to be so I enjoy having the piece of mind
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Plain Jayne from South Carolina on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    I ordered these after borrowing one from my fried on a hike the other day. I never used a hiking stick or poles, but now at 45, I'm finding the down hill - especially on rocky surfaces- to really take a toll on my knees. So after major prompting from my friend, I agreed to use one on our descent, and I was so glad I did! So, although I haven't used my own poles yet, I was quite pleased with hers, and plan to break mine in on a 9 mile hike this weekend!!
  • Reviewed by JB from WA on Monday, January 23, 2017
    I like the poles, but the baskets both broke the first time I used them snowshoeing. I have since gone directly to mountain smith and ordered replacements. Downside there is the shipping expense. The poles themselves are great.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiker in Mountains from Souther OR Cascades on Monday, January 23, 2017
    I've tried to make these poles work, but no go. Bent Tip on one pair, Second Pair the upper loge would not Lock Up. When I tried the 3rd pair the same problem. Product is defective.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by The gift giver from Massachusetts on Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Bought these as a gift for a friend whose beginning to have some aging difficulties. He loves his daily walks but was beginning to feel unstable and has had a few tumbles. He's using these all the time and is successfully back to his joy of daily walks with a little balance assistance from the Mountainsmith Trekking Poles. Perhaps this isn't the intended use of these poles, but he looks fit and athletic with these in hand and is so happy to be walking outside daily.

Question & Answer

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    • Three suggestions - go to your local Walmart, REI or order a new pair from the Mountainsmith website, $5.95 a pair - http://mountainsmith.com/snow-baskets.html
      Answered on 1/19/2017 8:05:10 PM by Jimmy from Atlanta
    • First I'd contact the manufacturer. If they're no help, new baskets are readily available from stores like REI Co-Op. Good luck! (I don't use baskets, but the tips on these poles do tend to fall off easily.)
      Answered on 1/19/2017 9:14:01 PM by Auntie Paula from New Mexico
    • You should probably contact the manufacturer, or STP customer service. Mine are still fine, though I don't really need them since I don't use the poles in snow.
      Answered on 1/20/2017 12:05:19 AM by Uncivlized in the PNW from Seattle
    • Please contact customer service via 24/7 online chat, by email: customerservice@sierratradingpost.com or by phone: 1-800-713-4534.
      Answered on 1/20/2017 9:47:13 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • I have not tried myself but I assume that contacting Mountainsmith would be the most likely option. I have not broken mine yet but have thought about getting spares in case they discontinue this model and/or replacement parts. Please update us on your progress
      Answered on 1/23/2017 6:17:26 AM by Swiss Army Bob from West Virginia
  • “Are this collapsable?”
    Asked by Bella1 from California on 12/6/2016 6:34:09 PM
    • Yes the poles can be collapsed down to 27" so you could put them in a backpack.
      Answered on 12/7/2016 5:20:14 AM by So. Cal. Hiker from Southern California
    • They can be shortened and extended. It is basically two parts. The thicker pole with the handle and the narrower pole at the end. The narrow part can be adjusted for the length. But it is not collapsable.
      Answered on 12/7/2016 5:57:02 AM by Blue Crab from Maryland
    • The poles are telescoping and can be condensed to approximately 27 inches long or expanded up to 53 inches but they do not "collapse" in the sense that a wading staff used for fishing collapses and folds up.
      Answered on 12/7/2016 9:00:58 AM by Swiss Army Bob from West Virginia
    • According to information listed under the product overview tab: High-strength 6061 aluminum shaft adjusts 27-53" in length
      Answered on 12/7/2016 11:27:40 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Can the tips of these poles be replaced when they wear out?”
    Asked by Sean from Kentucky on 4/13/2016 11:02:37 PM
    • Yes the tips can be replaced.
      Answered on 4/14/2016 6:03:14 AM by PK Lopez from Richmond,MA
  • “Are snow baskets available for these trekking poles?”
    Asked by Curly from Oregon on 11/17/2014 6:19:50 PM
    • Yes, it does come with snow baskets. They are removable for your convenience to be able to use them in dry rocky conditions.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 7:19:40 PM by Captain Iguana from Alaska
    • They do include a fairly rudimentary pair of snow baskets. Solid molded plastic and seam to stay secure fairly well. They are more than serviceable but not sure they could be trusted to stay attached on an aggressive trail. I haven't had the chance to use them with the baskets attached, yet. For the price, not bad, though.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 7:39:08 PM by T the Rocky's Destroyer from Colorado
    • I don't know if you can purchase snow baskets. The ones that come with them are small, not for deep soft snow.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 9:12:21 PM by Superslug from Washington
    • When I bought ours from STP, they actually came with the snow baskets along with rubber tips that can be taken on and off. So, from my limited experience of one purchase, these are included. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 9:19:12 PM by SkeeterB767 from Colorado
    • No snow baskets were provided with the poles but the manufacturer might have them available. I never intended using the poles in snow so I paid it no mind. I might add that they are very good for normal hiking and easily match the performance of some expensive poles I had purchased several years ago.
      Answered on 11/17/2014 10:10:31 PM by Ray the cycling fool from Michigan
    • Yes, these poles come with snow baskets
      Answered on 11/18/2014 4:39:50 AM by DKINY from Upstate, NY
    • The snow baskets are included.
      Answered on 11/18/2014 5:09:28 AM by Paul from Michigan
    • Mine came with baskets but I have yet to put them on (no snow yet).
      Answered on 11/18/2014 2:51:36 PM by Ed from NYC
    • Yes there are snow baskets available that can be taken off if needed.
      Answered on 11/19/2014 10:09:58 AM by Canyon Runner from South Dakota
    • Snow baskets are available from the manufacturer in a 3.5" width (check the Mountainsmith website). If you read the description, you will see that the baskets that come with these poles are trekking baskets, not sufficiently wide enough for soft or deep snow.
      Answered on 11/8/2015 12:16:56 PM by AZ_Hiker from Flagstaff
    • Both poles together weigh 1Lb 5oz. with out the snow baskets or rubber tips. With the tips or baskets on the pair comes to about 1 Lb 9oz.
      Note: In freezing weather the snow baskets will become brittle and break.These are great trekking poles for about any conditions.
      Alpine
      Answered on 1/25/2014 7:08:49 AM by Alpine from Alpine Wyoming
    • If you've read me review, you'll know that I only have one pole left. Having just weighed it, I got just about 310 grams, or, 11 oz. I removed the straps, (when I fall, I try and get those buggers as far away from me without losing them as I can,) which probably adds another 30 grams or so. All tolled: 340 grams for one, 680 for two, or; 12 oz for one, 1 lb 8 oz for two.
      Answered on 1/26/2014 4:43:37 AM by Adam from Jackson Heights, NY
    • I just put the two poles together on a scale and weighed them at 1 lb. 6 oz. with the baskets.
      Answered on 1/26/2014 6:53:03 PM by Cavebird from Gainesville, Georgia

About Mountainsmith

Founded in 1979 by legendary outdoorsman Patrick Smith, the Mountainsmith brand has become synonymous with rugged, adventure-ready gear, including tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, fanny packs, trekking poles and the popular modular hauler system. For more than 35 years, Mountainsmith backpacks and lumbar packs have been engineered to meet the rigorous demands of backcountry adventure. Whether it’s an alpine climbing expedition or an easygoing day hike, you can trust these products to go the distance. Experience the difference for yourself, and you’ll quickly understand why Mountainsmith is fittingly represented by an anvil logo. Mountainsmith backpacks, tents and camping gear are simply among the most reliable on the market today.