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This pyramid-shaped rock is quite tall and houses the classic Pyramid Crack highball. There is another highball on the exact opposite face of the crack.

There are three old rusty bolts on the top of the formation. I would not trust them...

To get off of the Pyramid after climbing Pyramid Crack or the other highball, climb down a slabby crack until you can reach a tree. Stem between the tree and the slab for the last few moves.
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Getting There

Pyramid Rock is near the Magoos and Castle Rock. Continue on the loop trail and you'll eventually go right to the base of Pyramid Rock. You'll know it when you see it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pyramid Rock

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Clint Cummins
Palo Alto, CA
Clint Cummins   Palo Alto, CA
The bolts on top are rusty, but strong enough.
Two are 3/8" Star-Dryvins; the third is a 3/8" Rawldrive.
We took many toprope falls onto these bolts 3 days ago and they held fine.
You do want long slings so that your rope does not run over the edge and get shredded.
The crack is rated 5.9 in old guidebooks, and we were calling it 5.9+.
It would be a bad landing if you were soloing the crack and came off at the crux, which is up high. May 4, 2016

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