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Y-Crack Boulder

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Y-Crack Boulder  


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Description 

Y-Crack Boulder, named for the prominent Y-shaped cleft on it's southern side, is located northeast of Pinnacle Peak proper and accessed from the main hiker trail via a spur climber's trail that takes you to the base of the formation. The impressive Y-Crack route, rated 5.9, is a memorable old school introduction to wide crack climbing. There are also some moderate face routes on the back (north) side of the formation and rappel bolts on the summit.

Getting There 

Hike up the tourist trail from the visitor's center (looks like a big smooth dirt golf cart path). Continue on past the climbers' trail to the peak and the trail will flatten out and head a bit down. Y-Crack will be seen off to the northeast. Take the climber's trail headed off in that direction to get to the formation.

Climbing Season



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9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Y-Crack Boulder:
Y Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Send it   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Y crack just before a snow/hail storm pays the val...
Y crack just before a snow/hail storm pays the val...
The Y Crack
The Y Crack
We did a left and right route on this face, both p...
BETA PHOTO: We did a left and right route on this face, both p...
Shot of the East side of the Y-Crack boulder.  L t...
BETA PHOTO: Shot of the East side of the Y-Crack boulder. L t...
Y Crack Boulders - Pinnacle Peak  Photo courtesy o...
Y Crack Boulders - Pinnacle Peak Photo courtesy o...
Good looking route on the NW side of the N boulder...
BETA PHOTO: Good looking route on the NW side of the N boulder...
Y Crack, the Burly Offwidth  You can use #5's, Tub...
BETA PHOTO: Y Crack, the Burly Offwidth You can use #5's, Tub...
Tasha's Tower takes the cracks 5.6
BETA PHOTO: Tasha's Tower takes the cracks 5.6

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By Brandon Bogardus
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 3, 2007
Narliest sandbag at Pinnacle Peak. Watch out for the Cholla in the upper part of the crack, and be sure to flip off the rich golfers at Estancia Country Club right behind the climb.