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Bye Crackie 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jim Hammerle and Rick Shull, 1989
Season: All year (depending upon snowfall)
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
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Christian Daly floats up the HVP classic, 'Bye Cra...

Description 

This high-quality route was one of the very first bolted routes at the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, and to this day remains a popular classic.

Climb well-featured face to arete past six bolts utilizing the amazingly good holds that sprinkle this route. A classic and recommended route for the grade at this area.

The FA was orginally done with 2 bolts, a few pieces and some tie-offs for plates; years later the original bolts were replaced, more bolts placed and an anchor added so that 5.7 climbers might better enjoy the route.


Location 

This is the right-most bolted climb on the crag and starts up and right from all of the other bolted climbs on this face.


Protection 

6 bolts, 2 bolt sport anchor



Photos of Bye Crackie Slideshow Add Photo
The Hammer climbing in style, 1989.
The Hammer climbing in style, 1989.
Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
End of the day cool down.
End of the day cool down.
Bye Crackie sequence shot.  My buddy Kyle leading.
BETA PHOTO: Bye Crackie sequence shot. My buddy Kyle leading.
Jamieson Stuart warming up on Bye Crackie
Jamieson Stuart warming up on Bye Crackie
Scott and Lluis discuss the finer details.
Scott and Lluis discuss the finer details.
Bye Crackie (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
BETA PHOTO: Bye Crackie (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Looking down at featured holds - photo taken halfway up Bye Crackie.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down at featured holds - photo taken halfw...
Climber on Bye Crackie, with the rope hanging to her left on the route <a href='/v/coyotes-at-sunset/105805473'>Coyotes at Sunset</a>
Climber on Bye Crackie, with the rope hanging to h...
Climbing Coyote Crag
Climbing Coyote Crag
Lluis climbing, with the pine forest below.
Lluis climbing, with the pine forest below.
Rick Shull on Bye Crackie during the FA in  1989. The original 2 bolt version had 5/16" button heads and was hand drilled.
Rick Shull on Bye Crackie during the FA in 1989. ...
Helen Shull enjoying Bye Crackie after Chris rebolted it.
Helen Shull enjoying Bye Crackie after Chris rebol...
Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Bryn Owen (9) having a blast. Photo by Sara Susca.
Bryn Owen (9) having a blast. Photo by Sara Susca.
Marilyn getting started on her first outdoor lead Bye Crackie
Marilyn getting started on her first outdoor lead ...
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 16, 2007

A great moderate and as a result, probably the most popular in the Pinnacles. Be patient - there's plenty of great routes in the area and you'll eventually find this one open. Kudos to the retro bolters for giving Bye Crackie it's own anchor as Coyotes is perhaps the second most popular route.

By Chris D
From: the couch
Sep 1, 2010



Bye Crackie

By Raquel ROCKY Robles
From: Encinitas, CA
Jul 16, 2011

Been leading for a few months. First time on HVP. Was there July 11 thru 13th. Gorgeous weather! This route was my 2nd lead for the day. Very enjoyable. Loved transferring to the actual face of the route on the 3rd bolt(I think it was the 3rd bolt??). It was fun! Granted I got a little haired out moving onto the last bolt! HA! Overall well protected and nice route! ~~ROCKY~~

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
May 14, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Steep, airy, positive, and well protected. Easily the best of grade at Holcomb Valley.

By Clif Clap
Jul 30, 2013

Some awesome exposure especially at that grade.

By Rion
From: Forest Falls, CA
Nov 3, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Excellent warm up route for Central Pinnacles. This one is a must-do!