Type: Sport, 35 ft (11 m), Grade V
FA: Jason Roy, 2018
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Shared By: Mark Orsag on Apr 17, 2018
Admins: Tyler KC, JD Borgeson

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This is the namesake route of the Pillar de Chili formation (the name of which honors the former beloved HCR crag dog Chili). PdC is a short but enjoyable climb with some fun sequences. Not terribly sustained but powerful with its two steep cruxes. The stone here is also clean and absolutely bomber. Start off with a layback crux of the ground using an undercling knob and a uncomfortably low jug while smearing or using tiny dimples/edges for feet. Punch up long to the jug at the top of a vertical flake (there is a short-person friendly intermediate slopey rail there as well). Execute a high step and cruise through easy terrain to a ledge. Catch a rest,  and then position yourself to tackle a small roof on cool and unexpectedly positive holds to the left of the bolt line. Pull the roof, and execute a couple of easier but still steep moves to the anchors.


The striking Pillar de Chili formation is just to the north and west of the Pride and Envy Wall. This route, if I am remembering correctly, is on the back (east side of it).