The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle Rock Climbing
The spectacular summit block of the Friar.
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This [area] is relatively easy to find as it finishes on a large boulder perched atop a column of rock roughly 250-275 feet tall. As you are following the trail into Oak Creek it would be most efficient to keep your eye out for a faint trail near the mouth of the canyon that breaks off northwest at a large, scoop of vanilla ice cream boulder roughly the size of five golf carts or 8 donkeys of relatively equal mature stature. Continue the approach as for Johnny Vegas and its neighbors but cut north earlier - when you are even with the column of rock with the boulder on it - and aim for the southeast section of the column where you will find an obvious varnished right facing corner. Red Zinger
will be visible directly to the east across a small gully.
Approach as for Solar Slab.
Weather station 2.4 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle:
The Friar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Red Zinger 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
Featured Route For The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle
Red Zinger 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b NV
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An Indian Creek style crack climb which would probably get three stars if it were longer or didn't have a big ledge in the middle. The climb follows a left facing corner in a west facing alcove about five minutes walk east of Solar Slab gully.P1: 75', 5.10. Mostly fun, 5.9 jamming and laybacking with a technical stem/reach at 3/4 height. This pitch has several stances/rests and ends at a rap station on a big ledge.P2: 35', 5.10+. Though Swain rates these two pitches the same, P2 is harder, p...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
Feb 2, 2011
Byrd Pinnacle is a great place to climb in the winter, as it is very sunny all day.