Buttress of Cracks - Left Side
The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. To access the left-hand portion walk left following a good trail along the base of the wall.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
19 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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The Hernia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Pass Time 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Frustration 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Arcy Farcy 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Insomnia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Pirate 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
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The Pirate 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CA
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This striking thin crack testpiece up a smooth 85 degree slab was originally done as an aid climb and just over a decade later freed, in 1978, by a 16 year old Tony Yaniro (wearing EB's) who went on to climb the Grand Illusion near Lake Tahoe the following year. The climb saw no repeats until sticky rubber-soled Fire's hit the U.S. market around 1982. Even in this era of big numbers this still is a challenging route that seldom sees a free ascent, especially on lead. Equinox at nearby Joshu...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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