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Pyramid Crack V0 4 R
Unknown Highball V0- 4- X
Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,338 total, 70/month
Shared By: Darshan Ahluwalia on Mar 21, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is the diagonal finger and hand crack. The crux is at the very top, best not blow it. Its pretty consistently the same difficulty throughout, actually.

Protection

I suppose one could lead this with just one each of purple, green, and red BD (finger-hand size). Anchoring may be a problem though: on top, there are only some very rusty, ancient bolts. I would not trust them.

Descent

At the top, it seems like there are two finishes: you can go right and up slopey steps. Or you can follow the crack all the way to the left. It ends at a nice jug.

In either case, the easiest way off the pyramid is on the slabby side left of the crack (where the left finish ends). There is a crack in the slab which can be laybacked.

Down climb the slabby crack until you can reach the tree. Stem between the tree and slab for a couple moves until you are back safely on the ground.

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Darshan Ahluwalia
Petaluma, CA
 
Darshan Ahluwalia   Petaluma, CA
 
Video of Pyramid Crack ascent.

vimeo.com/123169594 Mar 22, 2015