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Bye Crackie 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Rock Climbing Photo: The Hammer climbing in style, 1989.
The Hammer climbing in style, 1989.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bye Crackie sequence shot.  My buddy Kyle leading.
BETA PHOTO: Bye Crackie sequence shot. My buddy Kyle leading.
Rock Climbing Photo: End of the day cool down.
End of the day cool down.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Shull on Bye Crackie during the FA in  1989. ...
Rick Shull on Bye Crackie during the FA in 1989. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bryn Owen (9) having a blast. Photo by Sara Susca.
Bryn Owen (9) having a blast. Photo by Sara Susca.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jamieson Stuart warming up on Bye Crackie
Jamieson Stuart warming up on Bye Crackie
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott and Lluis discuss the finer details.
Scott and Lluis discuss the finer details.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Coyote Crag
Climbing Coyote Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at featured holds - photo taken halfw...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down at featured holds - photo taken halfw...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lluis climbing, with the pine forest below.
Lluis climbing, with the pine forest below.
Rock Climbing Photo: Helen Shull enjoying Bye Crackie after Chris rebol...
Helen Shull enjoying Bye Crackie after Chris rebol...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Bye Crackie, with the rope hanging to h...
Climber on Bye Crackie, with the rope hanging to h...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bye Crackie (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
BETA PHOTO: Bye Crackie (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Rock Climbing Photo: Marilyn getting started on her first outdoor lead ...
Marilyn getting started on her first outdoor lead ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing wet rock after a monsoon storm!
Climbing wet rock after a monsoon storm!

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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 RockyR
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 12 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+ 13 MVS 4b

Excellent warm up route for Central Pinnacles. This one is a must-do!
By Road
From: Stanton
Jul 10, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

easy but still fun. great first lead.
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Jul 5, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Once at the anchors for this climb, don't forget to turn around and you'll be rewarded with some of the best unobstructed views that can be had in the area. Some of our group did their first outdoor leads on this one and also taught them their first rappels from the ledge at the top. They had a blast! Also, great photo op can be had by another person scrambling around the right which puts you level with the fourth bolt or so while the climber is on the arete.

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