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Routes in Bracksiek's Pillar

Alpinista Sista S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
B Bro T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Coo Coo Cachoo S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cool Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Crack Class T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Eye-Full Tower S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
High Center S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
L'il Buckeroo S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lucy in the Sky T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mano Izquierda S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mid-Eye Collision T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Oatmeal Stout T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pre-Emptive Strike S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Twilight Years S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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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.

Approach

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

Descent

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bracksiek's Pillar

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
High Center
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Eye-Full Tower
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Coo Coo Cachoo
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Alpinista Sista
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
B Bro
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 16
Pre-Emptive Strike
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Mano Izquierda
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 8
Crack Class
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Twilight Years
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Cool Crack
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
High Center
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Eye-Full Tower
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Coo Coo Cachoo
 30
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Alpinista Sista
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
B Bro
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Pre-Emptive Strike
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Mano Izquierda
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Crack Class
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Twilight Years
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cool Crack
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
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vernon phinney
pocatello, idaho
vernon phinney   pocatello, idaho
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. Jul 9, 2008

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