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The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle
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A Crack, The T 
Boondoggle T 
Byrd Pinnacle Left T 
Feather S 
Friar, The T 
J + J Groove T 
Lemon Bomb T 
Red Zinger T 
Skyline T 
Trim T 
Unknown T 
V Formation T 
Whoosh T 
Wrangler Hero? T 
Xyphoid Fever T 
Xyphoid Left T 
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The A Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joe Herbst, John Bryd 1973
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Submitted By: Matt Kuehl on Apr 23, 2013

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This route starts in a clean corner crack and continues upwards though varied terrain. It features good cracks in a variety of sizes, a few edges, and a couple rest stances before encountering a traversing wide crack that is probably the crux. Pull the bulge and continue up the wide crack to the top of the big shared belay ledge.

To get down rappel straight down Xyphoid fever with a 60m rope.


Right of Xyphoid Fever scrabble up to a good stance near/under a bush by a corner crack.


Single rack to 3", one 5"

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By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 4, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Rock quality gets worse the higher you get on this one. Sugar cookie sandstone for hands and feet at the crux, both inside and outside the crack. Too bad, as the first 60 feet or so are very pleasant.

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