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Cram It 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Randal Grandstaff & Danny Rider
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Jan 1, 2005

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Brian following near the top, just past the thin s...

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High on the right side of the cliff is a big left-facing corner. Go past a bolt then follow the crack.

This route is erroneously called Mother's Day in the Todd Swain guidebook.


Standard Rack

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J.C. a bit run-out.
J.C. a bit run-out.
J.C. leading, belayed by Gil.
J.C. leading, belayed by Gil.
J.C. looking for pro at the start of the nice crac...
J.C. looking for pro at the start of the nice crac...
J.C. flying up the heady start.
J.C. flying up the heady start.
J.C. halfway up the route.
J.C. halfway up the route.

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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 14, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

Excellent route that is actually very fun if in the area. You can get good pro in during the first half of the route. Once the crack really thins down half way up pro might be a little tight for 20 feet or so but not impossible by no means, just small!! You can either finish and walk off or traverse left following a crack/ridge to the anchors of the sport route next to it! This route is also easy to toprope after climbing the sport route!! Enjoy PS: This wall gets great shade after about Noon.
By Cunning Linguist
Jun 28, 2007

There may be some confusion about this route if you're using the B/McM book. It suggests some totally different route which may or may not exist, apparently nowhere near Randy and Pier's two bolted routes. These three are an excellent after-work evening with a short jaunt to the notch to watch the sun set when you finish. Quality! I used a 00 TCU on this one but gear was everywhere, just thin for a while.
By calicodan
Apr 14, 2008

This is not Mothers Day. The name of this route is "Cram it" - 5.9 The real Mothers Day is further up the canyon. Also, when the first ascent was done, Randy Grandstaff led the first portion without any bolts.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Jan 16, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Doubles .2-.5 good idea to last through crux. Rap rings up high. Didn't see them first climb up. I used one .75. thats all you need to lead this (double .2-.5 and on .75). This was my second trad lead and was epic. Highly rec this to any new trad leaders.
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