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Bracksiek's Pillar

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Alpinista Sista S 
B Bro T,S 
Coo Coo Cachoo S 
Cool Crack T 
Crack Class  T 
Eye-Full Tower S 
High Center S 
L'il Buckeroo S 
Lucy in the Sky T 
Mid-Eye Collision T,S 
Oatmeal Stout T 
Pre-Emptive Strike S 
Twilight Years S 

Bracksiek's Pillar  

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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.


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


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

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rocks area.

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bracksiek's Pillar:
High Center   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
L'il Buckeroo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Coo Coo Cachoo   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Eye-Full Tower   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
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
2nd pitch beauty!!!

Cool Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Bracksiek's Pillar
This route ends with the beautiful slightly overhanging thumbstack and thin hands crack. Crack Class shares the less than vertical top. The first pitch is full value with an akward thin slot . Building an anchor as close to the crack on the second pitch will really help out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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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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