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Thriller on the Pillar 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: J. Frimer, D. McCombs
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jeremy Frimer on Jan 2, 2011

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Thriller on the Pillar goes up the cracks on the f...


Up cracks on the face of the pillar, making several crack switches to the left. Many 5.9 moves on solid gear... with two or three more technical moves near the top. A full pitch of heads-up, fun climbing.


located on the face of Ali Pillar... can't miss it as you come up the trail. Rap chain equipped.


doubles to #3

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By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Oct 11, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun route with interesting sequences that keep you thinking. Bring a lot of pro. It is possible to rap with a 60 but, tie knots in the end and rap to the right.
By slim
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

great pitch with a lot of thoughtful climbing. feels like a long pitch. probably want to budget your gear carefully to make sure you have what you need when you want it. only knocks against this route - a little dirty, but will clean up nicely with traffic. also, the bolt was in a really weird location. it doesn't really protect anything, as you are basically done climbing by the time you can actually clip it.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 8, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A very engaging pitch. Lots of moves to keep you thinking. It was a bit dirty, but the dirt just added to the thrill. Once you pull over the first bulge, the rest of the gear is #1 camalot or smaller, thus don't worry about using all your larger pieces in the initial hand crack. Gear is excellent, and always right where you need it. I was glad to have two #0.5 (purple) camalots at the top before the bolt. They fit perfectly through the finishing moves of the crux! A better start to WireTap in my opinion.
By slim
Aug 9, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

man, it took me several tries figuring out which way to go up there! i up and downed, placing and removing, traversing to and fro. i definitely found it mentally engaging and somewhat puzling.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 12, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Great climb. Definitely an awesome start to wire crack.
By fivefun
Aug 21, 2016
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This was an awesome and very memorable single pitch that I wasn't expecting to be so cool. I normally climb with doubles or triples in purple but opted not to on this route. BIG MISTAKE. Make sure you have a purple camalot or grey alien or something finger sized that's smaller than a green to protect the move to the bolt. Agreed that the bolt placement is weird.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 26, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Did it again to start Wiretap... killer pitch for sure. Once again, above the first mini-roof it's all #1 camalot or smaller - so don't hesitate to dump your larger pieces in the chimney crack below. The cracks above will take as many #0.4-#0.75s as you can throw at it.

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