Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Jim Hammerle and Rick Shull, 1989
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This high-quality route was one of the very first bolted routes at the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, and to this day remains a popular classic.

Climb well-featured face to arete past six bolts utilizing the amazingly good holds that sprinkle this route. A classic and recommended route for the grade at this area.

The FA was orginally done with 2 bolts, a few pieces and some tie-offs for plates; years later the original bolts were replaced, more bolts placed and an anchor added so that 5.7 climbers might better enjoy the route.


This is the right-most bolted climb on the crag and starts up and right from all of the other bolted climbs on this face.


6 bolts, 2 bolt sport anchor
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
A great moderate and as a result, probably the most popular in the Pinnacles. Be patient - there's plenty of great routes in the area and you'll eventually find this one open. Kudos to the retro bolters for giving Bye Crackie it's own anchor as Coyotes is perhaps the second most popular route. Jun 16, 2007
Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch

Bye Crackie Sep 1, 2010
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
Been leading for a few months. First time on HVP. Was there July 11 thru 13th. Gorgeous weather! This route was my 2nd lead for the day. Very enjoyable. Loved transferring to the actual face of the route on the 3rd bolt(I think it was the 3rd bolt??). It was fun! Granted I got a little haired out moving onto the last bolt! HA! Overall well protected and nice route! ~~ROCKY~~ Jul 16, 2011
Adam Stackhouse    
Steep, airy, positive, and well protected. Easily the best of grade at Holcomb Valley. May 14, 2013
Some awesome exposure especially at that grade. Jul 30, 2013
Rion Commerford
Forest Falls, CA
Rion Commerford   Forest Falls, CA
Excellent warm up route for Central Pinnacles. This one is a must-do! Nov 3, 2013
Road   Stanton
easy but still fun. great first lead. Jul 10, 2015
Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
Once at the anchors for this climb, don't forget to turn around and you'll be rewarded with some of the best unobstructed views that can be had in the area. Some of our group did their first outdoor leads on this one and also taught them their first rappels from the ledge at the top. They had a blast! Also, great photo op can be had by another person scrambling around the right which puts you level with the fourth bolt or so while the climber is on the arete. Jul 5, 2016
Ivan Bland
San Diego, CA
Ivan Bland   San Diego, CA
Great warm up route. When I was cleaning the anchor on Saturday morning I noticed the left nut was a bit loose. The actual bolt and hanger look bomber, just that I could tighten the nut by hand. Sep 4, 2017
Tony Milici
Los Angeles
Tony Milici   Los Angeles
Incredible jugs, probably the best sport route for its grade I've ever done. Sep 4, 2017