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This portion of the wall is stacked with moderate cracks, thin runout faces, desperate cracks and a wild arete. Highlights here include Captain Hook (5.7), The Hernia (5.8), Double Exposure (5.10b A1 or 5.12a R), Insomnia (5.11b), Winter Solstice (5.11c), Walk the Plank (5.12a) and The Pirate (5.12d).
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.
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Captain Hook 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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'
Hernia - Direct Finish 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Double Exposure 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid, 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'
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Winter Solstice 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Walk the Plank 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Pirate 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
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Insomnia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Buttress of Cracks - Left S...
This classic crack is found on the left end of the Buttress Of Cracks, just left of the Double Exposure arete and facing towards the Sunshine Face.Climb 25' up Buttress Chimney, the wide crack between the Sunshine Face & Buttress Of Cracks, and then enter a flared chimney (5.9) below a striking crack. Wiggle up the chimney and then launch directly into the crux, which can be jammed straight on or liebacked depending upon your hand size or preference. Higher the crack makes a jog left via a steep...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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