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This route climbs the obvious offwidth roof about 100' up on the crag. Named for the uniqueness of the climbing- this is one of joe's neater little gems out there.
Middle of Byrd Pinnacle, rap from the bolted anchor above the roof, one rope, i believe.
Standard rack- bring a #4 camalot or two, maybe a #5 (C4) for the roof.
|Comments on Xyphoid Fever
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 9, 2010
The roof of the route is visible in the picture of Byrd Pinnacle Left on this page. Burly fun, I had to lower off and let Gabe lead it at the time...still not sure i could do it today!
|By JJ Armstrong|
Apr 19, 2010
Take a #5.
From: las vegas, NV
Feb 2, 2011
Handren's guide lists a 5.9 variation that goes up the left-facing corner to the left of the roof. Some enjoyable crack climbing to be had. We TR'd this after climbing Byrd Pinnacle left.
|By Jon O'Brien|
Nov 9, 2011
this offwidth is very hard, if you can send this it is official: YOU can climb offwidths! LOL i've tried it 3 times and still haven't a clue how to put it together...
cassondra's right, the 5.9 variation is killer and is a great warm-up if you've come to send the zinger
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Nov 18, 2011
The surprising thing about this route is... no offwidth crack technique is needed save or maybe one or two foot cams. Crimps, baby, crimps. Look inside and see what you find. Sorry to spoil all the onsight attempts out there!
|By Brian Prince|
From: morro bay, ca
Nov 30, 2012
Yeah, if it weren't for the crimps you'd definitely need to be a decent, anyway, offwidth climber. That'd be rad if you didn't use them. Would probably have to invert? But whatever. Fun either way