The North Pinnacle is THE spot that everybody dives, in fact you can easily locate it on any commercial navigation map. You can even see it using the Maptech mapserver. The rock is so easy to find because it is so BIG, really more like an escarpment in form. Shear rock walls generally along the east side, large flat plateau on top that slopes downward toward the west until is strikes the sandy bottom. The North Pinnacle provides an endless array of dives in all shapes and various depths. However, a few locations are jewels, locations of captivating color, beauty, and life. The "claw" is one such area. The area is comprised of two pinnacles that are 80-90 feet long and 40-50 feet wide. The pinnacles are separated by a deep chasm of the same dimensions. The pinnacles are joined together on the west side by a crescent of slightly deeper rock. Just south of the claw a well defined spur ridge that also offers phenomenal diving. We dive to hunt, gather, and photograph. The claw provides a robust collection of sealife to reward our intentions. The blue line on the map is a "lingcrack" about 40 feet long. Cracks like these are prize locations for spearfishing. The fissure is long, deep, and provides perfect habitat for lingcod, cabezon, and seabass. Typically you can start at one end of a crack and see lingcod literally lined up side by side as you swim along. The north pinnacle has multiple ling cracks. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone though, I don't want that secret to get out. The shear walls surrounding the claw are completely colonized with white anemones. Rock scallops are found in every crack and crevice. There are thousands upon thousands of scallops covering this entire area. Sponges, anemones, crabs, and worms all paint the pinnacle tops in brilliant color. How many sites like this dot the North Pinnacle...a lot.