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Routes in Practice Rock

5.6 Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bird Woman S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blind Black Babies T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cardiac Arete S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cardiac Bypass T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fiver, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last of the Wild Ones Variation T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pinnacle Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pinnacle Standard T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rosebush Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Silent Rock T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slanting Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spiral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strawberry Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Theoretically T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tough Trip Through Paradise T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown Variation T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wide Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wizards Well T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: unknown
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Description

This is the easiest way to the top of the Pinnacle formation on the west side of Practice Rock. Climb the crack past the low crux to a good ledge. From here continue up the ramp. You can climb right against the main wall, but I prefer the crack system in the middle of the ramp. The last twenty feet or so are the best of the climb. It is a good hand crack to the finish. The top of the Pinnacle is a great spot. A small ledge with air on all sides!

Location

This climb ascends the south face of the Pinnacle formation, starting from the same ledge as Practice Crack.

Protection

A standard rack is great for this climb. I like to have an extra #1 BD, and a #4 could be useful depending where you decide to start. There is a bolted anchor with chains at the top. Please put a carabiner through the chains while toproping on this anchor (or any anchor!). They have been seeing some wear from lowering.

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Matt Wenger
Bozeman
 
Matt Wenger   Bozeman
 
One of the chains up top has been wedged into a crack and is stuck. There are other chains up there that can be used for rappelling, but it would be nice if someone brought a hammer and a 2ft long piece of pipe (or something similar) and tried knocking that thing outta there. Oct 10, 2016
Bryan Gartland
Helena, MT
 
Bryan Gartland   Helena, MT
 
One can top out on Practice Rock via a short but airy second pitch (5.5). Step across the gap and move up the featured face to the top. Most people rap from the pinnacle but it's worth doing the whole thing at least once. Apr 27, 2016