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Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area

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Description

This is the most obvious sector in the 'Pratt's Crack Gulley'. Look for the two giant dihedrals of immaculate white granite side-by-side, jutting out into the canyon. Each corner and arete offers classics of varying styles.

Getting There

You really shouldn't have any trouble finding this area as it is visible from the road. Left side of the canyon, just past the 'Ministry Wall'.

Routes from Left to Right

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 111
Pratt's Crack
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 1
Ecstasy
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 217
Sheila
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
Queen of the Heartbreaks
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 22
Eclipsed
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pratt's Crack
 111
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ecstasy
 1
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport 2 pitches
Sheila
 217
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Queen of the Heartbreaks
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Eclipsed
 22
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport

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trying Ecstasy
[Hide Photo] trying Ecstasy
Doug Robinson wearing his mother's boots, the same model that Chuck Pratt used on the first accent.
[Hide Photo] Doug Robinson wearing his mother's boots, the same model that Chuck Pratt used on the first accent.
Mmmmm, valley giant.  Too bad it wasn't ours...
[Hide Photo] Mmmmm, valley giant. Too bad it wasn't ours...
Pratt's Crack area, Ecstasy Buttress, Dihedrals Wall, call it whatever you want, but there's no mistaking it.
[Hide Photo] Pratt's Crack area, Ecstasy Buttress, Dihedrals Wall, call it whatever you want, but there's no mistaking it.
Gold!
[Hide Photo] Gold!
Pratt's crack area with Scheelite Chute in the background
[Hide Photo] Pratt's crack area with Scheelite Chute in the background
Pratt's crack and the canyon,
[Hide Photo] Pratt's crack and the canyon,

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Richard Radcliffe
Louisville, CO
[Hide Comment] I once saw a cool film in which some California old-timer hard-man was climbing Pratt's Crack while his son, a pretty well-accomplished "modern" climber, was climbing Ecstacy at the same time. They were talking to each other and having a great time. I remember in particular the dad slinging a chockstone in the crack talking about how bomber it was while his son was clipping a bolt saying how he felt a little better about his bomber piece. Wish I could remember the film or who those folks were. Anybody know? Maybe Pratt himself? Dec 4, 2007
Russ Walling
Overlord @ FishProducts
[Hide Comment] Had to be T.M. Herbert on Pratts and his son Tom (don't call me Tommy) Herbert on Ecstasy. I believe Tommy did the FA of Ecstasy. No idea what the movie was called, but if I had to guess in a Jeopardy way, I'd say "what is Moving Over Stone" for 400 Alex. Dec 5, 2007
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
[Hide Comment] Close, but...the film was "Moving Over Stone II". The sequel focused more on the evolving discipline of Sport Climbing, and the differences between Sport & Trad. Hence the nice juxtaposition of these two routes, so close, yet so different.... Feb 20, 2009