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Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area

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Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.38393, -118.67712 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: AWinters on Jan 16, 2007


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This is the most obvious sector in the 'Pratt's Crack Gulley'. Look for the two giant dihedrals of immaculate white granite side-by-side, jutting out into the canyon. Each corner and arete offers classics of varying styles.

Getting There 

You really shouldn't have any trouble finding this area as it is visible from the road. Left side of the canyon, just past the 'Ministry Wall'.

Climbing Season

For the Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully area.

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area:
Pratt's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   
Sheila   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Queen of the Heartbreaks   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Eclipsed   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott Nomi in the long corner.

Sheila 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
A must-do classic right around the corner from Pratt's Crack. Follow a huge, clean-cut dihedral, jamming (hands) all the way up to a chimney move or two, then step right on a small ledge to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Doug Robinson wearing his mother's boots, the same...
Doug Robinson wearing his mother's boots, the same...
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Mmmmm, valley giant. Too bad it wasn't ours...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gold!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pratt's crack area with Scheelite Chute in the bac...
Pratt's crack area with Scheelite Chute in the bac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pratt's Crack area, Ecstasy Buttress, Dihedrals Wa...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pratt's crack and the canyon,
BETA PHOTO: Pratt's crack and the canyon,

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By Richard Radcliffe
From: Louisville, CO
Dec 4, 2007
I once saw a cool film in which some California old-timer hard-man was climbing Pratt's Crack while his son, a pretty well-accomplished "modern" climber, was climbing Ecstacy at the same time. They were talking to each other and having a great time. I remember in particular the dad slinging a chockstone in the crack talking about how bomber it was while his son was clipping a bolt saying how he felt a little better about his bomber piece. Wish I could remember the film or who those folks were. Anybody know? Maybe Pratt himself?
By Russ Walling
Dec 5, 2007
Had to be T.M. Herbert on Pratts and his son Tom (don't call me Tommy) Herbert on Ecstasy. I believe Tommy did the FA of Ecstasy. No idea what the movie was called, but if I had to guess in a Jeopardy way, I'd say "what is Moving Over Stone" for 400 Alex.
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Feb 20, 2009
Close, but...the film was "Moving Over Stone II". The sequel focused more on the evolving discipline of Sport Climbing, and the differences between Sport & Trad. Hence the nice juxtaposition of these two routes, so close, yet so different....
By J.B.
Apr 5, 2012

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