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Bracksiek's Pillar

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Bracksiek's Pillar Rock Climbing 


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Area Description 

A large and varied rock with most of its routes located on the northeast side. Multi-faceted, this three dimensional crag has some amazing cracks and long, sustained routes. Plenty of lines can be found here and many options exists on the west, east, south and north faces. Shade can be had on any hot summer day. Heavily featured, this area has a high concentration of cracks and mixed lines. Tall, a 70 meter rope is necessary or bring two lines. Quality lines, quality rock!

Found just southwest of the Comp Wall, Bracksiek's Pillar is an excellent all day climbing destination. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.12a and climbing varies from slab to face pulling to finger and hand cracks.

Approach time is about 30 minutes from the Ranch House.

Approach 

Hike north along the Creek Trail. Turn west at the first fork. Follow the road north out of the parking lot. There are signs leading to the Upper Comp Wall. Bracksiecks Pillar lies southwest of the Comp Wall

Descent 

Rappel from 2-bolt/chain stations at the top of routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bracksiek's Pillar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bracksiek's Pillar:
High Center   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Eye-Full Tower   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Coo Coo Cachoo   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Alpinista Sista   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   
B Bro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
Pre-Emptive Strike   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Crack Class    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cool Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Bracksiek's Pillar
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony on the first pitch slabby rib.

Coo Coo Cachoo 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Bracksiek's Pillar
Starts on a slabby rib with some interesting moves. Second pitch is amazing, fun, slightly overhanging, patina surfing goodness. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Rock Climbing Photo: Girth to the hole at the top.
Girth to the hole at the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: North Pillar Routes
BETA PHOTO: North Pillar Routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark and Stephan chillin on top of Bracksiek's Pil...
Mark and Stephan chillin on top of Bracksiek's Pil...

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By vernon phinney
From: pocatello, idaho
Jul 9, 2008
Bracksiecks Pillar lies southwest of the Comp Wall and is an excellent all day climbing destination. It has numerous routes that have been placed during the past years and has many choices of routes on the west, east, south and north faces; ie: you can chase the shade on any hot summer day and enjoy quality rock! I believe there are ~14 routes on the pillar ranging from 5.7 to 5.12a. Climbing varies from slab style friction to pulling on large patina flakes to finger/hand cracks to flared off-width depending on the route you chose. New route info can be acquired from the local climbing ranger if you seek him out.

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