Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Joe Herbst & Co.
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Shared By: J W on Apr 9, 2010
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


This route climbs the obvious offwidth roof about 100' up on the crag. Named for the uniqueness of the climbing- this is one of joe's neater little gems out there.


Middle of Byrd Pinnacle, rap from the bolted anchor above the roof, one rope, i believe.


Standard rack- bring a #4 camalot or two, maybe a #5 (C4) for the roof.


Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
The roof of the route is visible in the picture of Byrd Pinnacle Left on this page. Burly fun, I had to lower off and let Gabe lead it at the time...still not sure i could do it today! Apr 9, 2010
JJ Armstrong
JJ Armstrong  
Take a #5. Apr 19, 2010
Handren's guide lists a 5.9 variation that goes up the left-facing corner to the left of the roof. Some enjoyable crack climbing to be had. We TR'd this after climbing Byrd Pinnacle left. Feb 2, 2011
Jon O'Brien
Jon O'Brien   Nevada
this offwidth is very hard, if you can send this it is official: YOU can climb offwidths! LOL i've tried it 3 times and still haven't a clue how to put it together...

cassondra's right, the 5.9 variation is killer and is a great warm-up if you've come to send the zinger

jon Nov 9, 2011
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
The surprising thing about this route is... no offwidth crack technique is needed save or maybe one or two foot cams. Crimps, baby, crimps. Look inside and see what you find. Sorry to spoil all the onsight attempts out there! Nov 18, 2011
Brian Prince
morro bay, ca
Brian Prince   morro bay, ca
Yeah, if it weren't for the crimps you'd definitely need to be a decent, anyway, offwidth climber. That'd be rad if you didn't use them. Would probably have to invert? But whatever. Fun either way Nov 30, 2012
Michael Kimm
Denver, CO
Michael Kimm   Denver, CO
I'll say, if you're short, or climb short, you definitely have to have some offwidth technique, both to enter and to pull around the roof. I needed to anyway; no crimps only for me! Jan 4, 2014
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
krazy kool OW roof. double small and med cams, plus single #2, #3, #4, #5. first half has all the sweet splitter jamming and wild fun, then a mundane upper half that joins up with the finishes of Byrd Pinnacle Left and Xyphoid Left Dec 1, 2015