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5.9 Crack T,TR 

5.9 Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Lee Smith on Apr 13, 2006

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  • Description 

    How can a route called the 5.9 crack be rated 5.8? It is a universal mystery. A short and nice workout pitch. This fingers and hands crack is often done as a high-ball boulder problem but getting down is improbable.


    At the top of the access trail head left (west) for 20 or thirty feet. The crack heads straight up above some jumbled blocks.


    One to two inch crack stuff. A #4 Camalot protects the upper climb but bring a long sling to mitigate rope drag. Top rope bolts of questionable quality.

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