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Strength and stability you can depend on.

Thanks to its practical, lightweight design that maximizes convenience and on-trail utility, the Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Pole delivers stability over uneven terrain and helps lighten the load during long treks. Featuring a durable aluminum shaft, a telescoping design, and built-in shock absorption, the Pinnacle lets you match its length to the type of terrain you encounter.

  • Aluminum shafts blend weight savings with extra durability so the poles can stand up to life on the trail
  • Quick-locking telescope shaft sections let you match the pole’s length to your height and make on-trail adjustments according to changes in terrain
  • Shock-absorption system saves your hands and wrists by taking soaking up energy with each pole plant
  • Carbide tips, removable baskets, ergonomic handle, removable rubber boots, and adjustable wrist straps round out the features

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2 5

Poor quality control

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

One of the two poles I received wouldn't lock. Pulling it apart revealed a defective locking mechanism that couldn't be fixed by hand. I didn't expect much for the price but these were decidedly sub-par. Will stick with BD flick-lock for the next set.

4 5

i love em.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I didn't realize they came as a pair. Even better! Seem to be pretty premium.

5 5

Great product for hikes of any difficult

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great support. Love them after almost a year of usage.

4 5

Nice support during long day hikes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted some hiking poles so as to give some extra support while going on long day hikes. I have hiked in Southern CA, Sierras and in Waimea Valley in Hawaii and these hiking poles were of great help. They have a comfortable grip and are well worth the price.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Used to hike for a week... loved 'em

1 5

pretty ghetto

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought these poles for the Chilkoot Trail, but neither pole would lock. I actually ended up not using one at all and just storing it in my pack for the entire trail. I had to duct-tape the other pole together just to make it work. Sent them back as soon as I got home. Really should have splashed out for the BDs... next time I will.

3 5

Decent poles

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have used these poles a couple times and have been happy with them overall. The aluminum construction is a bit cheap feeling, and I managed to torque the bottom part hard enough to bend it a little bit so it scraped when I stowed them up. They pack up very well and are a bit trick to get into the spot where they collapse, you have to undo a screw lock then loosen the fitting in the pole to allow it to collapse. All around decent, going on a longer backpacking trip this weekend and will follow up once I use them more

is this a single pole or is it offered as...

is this a single pole or is it offered as a pair?

I have a pair of mountainsmith pinnacle...

I have a pair of mountainsmith pinnacle trekking pole and one has sprung from letting out to much pole when adjusting height please tell me how to fix pole. Thanks

Responded on

Hey Diane,

Thanks for your question.

Here is Mountainsmith's contact information. There is a lifetime manufacturers warranty and they will be able to assist you.

Or call them at 1.800.551.5889

3 5

Fair to good

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Good trekking pole for the price point. I like Mountainsmith products and this is another quality one. Does what it is supposed to do. I am not a huge fan of the three piece system - one more opportunity for things to go wrong, however, it works well here. The spring loaded compression in nice on a steep downs. Have used them skiing a few times - they work but not great as the previously mentioned technology is a drawback.

4 5

great economy pole

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

like others have said, not the lightest or most comfortable pole on the market but considering the price its my go to pole. I've used them on short down mountain trips, over night hut to hut back packing trips, and even the occasional ski trip when needed. I've never had any issues with durability and I feel like I've put my pair through the wringer at 6'2 200lb.

When your equilibrium is off...

When your equilibrium is off...

... these will keep you upright!

4 5

Good basic poles.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Picked these up on SAC. I'm not one to go out and buy high end trekking poles. These will definitely do job. I'll likely be using them mostly on alpine treks/climbs. Should get the job done nicely.

3 5

They work!

If you're a dirtbag like me, and trekking poles are just "something nice to have", go for these! I couldn't justify spending huge money on trekking poles. Picked these up and they've worked great. They are lightweight, easy to adjust, and they stay locked in throughout your whole hike! A few points where I'll nick them.... I accidentally got one caught in a closing car door. They door closed on it very lightly, but it did leave a good little dent and now the tip is a little bit crooked. No big deal, stupid on my part. Second, the snow baskets do not stay put. I've already lost both of them. Oh well.

Price considered, I'd give these guys 5 stars. As it stands, I'll rate them 3 stars (Adequate for the job).

3 5

Mixed feeelings

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I took one non-serious spill and used a pole to brace myself (that's part of what they're for, right?) and I bent the pole! I'm 6'ish and weigh about 200lbs. They weren't overextended, the pole wasn't trapped between two objects or anything that would make you think there was a possibility of this happening.

That being said, they carried me another 12 miles in the ADK high peaks without much issue, until probably about .1 mile from the trail end I leaned a bit too much on the bent pole and it snapped.

I REALLY got a great deal on these things, and they seemed to worked great, until the cataclysmic failure I experienced. I have a feeling mine was a unique situation, and I'd probably still recommend these to a beginner, especially for the price.

Responded on

I feel your review was spot on. One of mine also got bent in a car door (completely my fault). Could have avoided it if I had a kajillion dollars to spend on the high ball stuff... but these work great, especially for the price!

5 5


  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these over the last 8 months on trails all over the front range. Easy to adjust, light, and still kicking. The rubber tips come with it, but they are not a permanent attachment so I took them off. Great value.