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Alimony Cracks 
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Alimony Cracks 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 17, 2007
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Claire Rasmussen cruising...


Climb the left of two parallel cracks at the left side of the cliff. The crux is pulling through a short, steep section (5.8). Beyond this, easy climbing leads to a bolted rap anchor.

Two raps with a single 60m rope will get you back to the ground. The second rap is a full 100', so be careful. You can also TR Fingertips from the lower anchor.


The parallel cracks just right and uphill from Fingertips at the left end of the cliff.


A light rack up to 3".

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By Anders
From: San Francisco
Aug 21, 2011

Fun little climb. For a spicy top out option, climb through some beautiful, low angle knob climbing (5.5 X). We did it 'cause my partner left a biner at the top of Crescent Arch. I didn't want to leave anything behind and it looked possible. Not an established route to my knowledge but the first pitch is a ton of fun especially because it's basically free solo for the first 200 feet! Some gear and easy simul after that.

By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 5, 2012

We really need a 5 star system here on MP - 2/5. Good for its length, but like the guide cracks, crux followed by cruising. Perfect-sized hand jams through the crux for me.

By Johnny Y
From: California
May 28, 2013

Anyone knows what the right crack with the wide pod goes at?