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Y-Crack Boulder

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Chockstones on my Mind T 
Corona Club S,TR 
Jam on Jam T,TR 
Send it T 
Short But Nasty T 
Short But Sweet T 
Tasha's Tower T 
Turtle Piss S 
Y Crack T,TR 

Y-Crack Boulder  

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Y-Crack Boulder, named for the prominent Y-shaped cleft on it's southern side, is located northeast of Pinnacle Peak proper and accessed from the main hiker trail via a spur climber's trail that takes you to the base of the formation. The impressive Y-Crack route, rated 5.9, is a memorable old school introduction to wide crack climbing. There are also some moderate face routes on the back (north) side of the formation and rappel bolts on the summit.

Getting There 

Hike up the tourist trail from the visitor's center (looks like a big smooth dirt golf cart path). Continue on past the climbers' trail to the peak and the trail will flatten out and head a bit down. Y-Crack will be seen off to the northeast. Take the climber's trail headed off in that direction to get to the formation.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Y-Crack Boulder:
Y Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Send it   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Short But Sweet 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Y-Crack Boulder
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Y crack just before a snow/hail storm pays the valley a visit - January '07.
Y crack just before a snow/hail storm pays the val...
The Y Crack
The Y Crack
We did a left and right route on this face, both pretty good. There was an abandoned bolt hole between the two routes, probably because the rock was pretty sub-par. A decent alternative for a cold day.
BETA PHOTO: We did a left and right route on this face, both p...
Shot of the East side of the Y-Crack boulder.  L to R is Turtle Piss, Corona Club, and the crack is Jam on Jam
BETA PHOTO: Shot of the East side of the Y-Crack boulder. L t...
Y Crack Boulders - Pinnacle Peak  <br />Photo courtesy of <a href='http://Climbphx.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >climbphx.com</a>
Y Crack Boulders - Pinnacle Peak Photo courtesy o...
Good looking route on the NW side of the N boulder. Looks 12-ish, no gear at the start and a tough finish. There was chalk on it, been led I assume?
BETA PHOTO: Good looking route on the NW side of the N boulder...
Y Crack, the Burly Offwidth  <br />You can use #5's, Tube Chocks and Big Bro's or just top rope by climbing Turtle Piss.
BETA PHOTO: Y Crack, the Burly Offwidth You can use #5's, Tub...
Tasha's Tower takes the cracks 5.6
BETA PHOTO: Tasha's Tower takes the cracks 5.6

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By Brandon Bogardus
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 3, 2007
Narliest sandbag at Pinnacle Peak. Watch out for the Cholla in the upper part of the crack, and be sure to flip off the rich golfers at Estancia Country Club right behind the climb.