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The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle

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The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

Approach as for Solar Slab.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle:
Byrd Pinnacle Left   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Friar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Xyphoid Left   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Xyphoid Fever   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Red Zinger   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
Lemon Bomb   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The main left facing dihedral is Red Zinger.

Red Zinger 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle
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 Nevada

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By cassondra long
Feb 2, 2011
Byrd Pinnacle is a great place to climb in the winter, as it is very sunny all day.