Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area Rock Climbing
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Doug Robinson wearing his mother's boots, the same...
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.
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'.
Weather station 12.0 miles from here
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['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area:
Sheila 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Eclipsed 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals Area
Queen of the Heartbreaks 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a California
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Scramble up to the ledge just below 'Sheila'. Use the belay bolt to protect the easy moves to the first bolt and deal with immediate arete cruxyness at the second bolt. Once you grab the jugs clip the third bolt and pull into the dihedral. Stem your way up the fun dihedral until it runs dry. When you get to the roof, pull around left and onto the face. Touch 'Sheila' for a brief moment and then head right. Climb forever on the amazing face using incredible little crimper jugs. After climbing 125...[more] Browse More Classics in California
Pratt's crack area with Scheelite Chute in the bac...
Mmmmm, valley giant. Too bad it wasn't ours...
BETA PHOTO: Pratt's Crack area, Ecstasy Buttress, Dihedrals Wa...
BETA PHOTO: Pratt's crack and the canyon,
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.
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....