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Crab Corner 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mark Axen
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Submitted By: Vincent Greene on Dec 12, 2003
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Working the crack in the first pitch of Crab Corne...

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Squeezing the Lemmon II has a good topo. Look for a slightly less than vertical sloped open book with a crack right up the center. Climb up the crack and bear right when it splits. I seem to recall a bolt on the face to the right after the crack splits.


Protection 

small and medium cams and stoppers. Plenty of good placements.



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Context for the route.  The climb starts at the western end of Mean Mistreater Wall under the prominent roof.  The chains for the first belay are visible up and to the right from the roof.
BETA PHOTO: Context for the route. The climb starts at the we...
Looking at the start of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the start of the climb.
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By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Nov 19, 2007

The first pitch was fun, the second was not worth doing at all.

By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Feb 22, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Second pitch is 5.6ish at most, bring a cordelette to lasso formations at top, or gear anchor further down with big cams.

Maybe worth doing if you're in the mood for something easy or if you left your packs up top.

I like the first pitch a lot because it forces you to crack climb a bit, which is rare on Mt. Lemmon.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 22, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

first pitch is sweet because you get to do actual, reallife, no joke, serious crack climbing for about 40 feet. the second pitch is--well--meh. i'd give the first pitch three stars and the second pitch one star.