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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'
Consensus:  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...

Description 

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.

Location 

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

Protection 

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
Administrator
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
Administrator
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.