This is the nice hand crack in the center.
Gear to 2".
|By Simon Hatfield|
From: Oakland, CA
Sep 23, 2011
Good jams the whole way with excellent face features for the left hand. If this were in Joshua Tree, it would be 5.6 and have a line on it three parties deep. Don't believe the guidebook, you can lower (off of two shiny mussy hooks) with a 60m.
From: Lone Pine, CA
Apr 9, 2012
Probably the best moderate cracks in the Alabama Hills.
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Nov 28, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
awesome crack, definitely not 5.7 by jtree or valley standards. somewhat unpleasant approach, but worth it. the bolted route immediately to the left is also fun (around 5.9/10a)
|By Russ Walling|
Feb 19, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Best crack on the wall, but that is not saying much.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 20, 2014
I thought this was pretty good and for certain the best on the wall. Blitzo, (rest his soul) clearly didn't climb this route or even walk to the base. The crack not only looks wide but is wide, if you've humped up your gear to the base you might as well rack up with as much as 4 1/2" if you've got it. You head up with a max of 2" you'll be hard pressed for gear in some places.
Anchors everywhere (4 total over 6' section). The route actually has a set of hangers with big-ol-buttonheads on it above the crack but why bother when there is a set of Mussy hooks 2' away that keeps the rope from running in the crack.