Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

This [area] is relatively easy to find as it finishes on a large boulder perched atop a column of rock roughly 250-275 feet tall. As you are following the trail into Oak Creek it would be most efficient to keep your eye out for a faint trail near the mouth of the canyon that breaks off northwest at a large, scoop of vanilla ice cream boulder roughly the size of five golf carts or 8 donkeys of relatively equal mature stature. Continue the approach as for Johnny Vegas and its neighbors but cut north earlier - when you are even with the column of rock with the boulder on it - and aim for the southeast section of the column where you will find an obvious varnished right facing corner. Red Zinger will be visible directly to the east across a small gully.

Getting There

Approach as for Solar Slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Byrd Pinnacle Left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
The Friar
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Xyphoid Left
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
The A Crack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Xyphoid Fever
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 62
Red Zinger
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Lemon Bomb
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Byrd Pinnacle Left
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Friar
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Xyphoid Left
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The A Crack
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Xyphoid Fever
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Red Zinger
 62
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Lemon Bomb
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
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Byrd Pinnacle is a great place to climb in the winter, as it is very sunny all day. Feb 2, 2011