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Difficult Crack T,TR 
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Ethos TR 
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Sentinel North Face TR 
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Third Crack TR 
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Difficult Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Manspear on Jan 6, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Difficult Crack


This route is a challenge right from the start. The crux is at the bottom where a short 7ft crack turns horizontal to meet up with the rest of the crack just to the right of it. Using a nice jug that's deep in the crack and some clever smearing you can set yourself up nicely to make the transition between the two cracks. After the crux is below you a series of well placed hand jams will give you success.


The route is in the brother's buttress and twin sisters area and is just to the right at you pass the lower wall of the twin sisters on the trail that comes up from the road, parking lot, and outhouses below.


There is one large boulder and one 3ft round boulder on top of the bluff that make for great top rope anchors but if your short on gear there are some good living trees that will do the trick if set up properly

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By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Jul 13, 2010

As I was soloing this back in the 80's I was nearing the top when a snake slithered out of the exit crack. I decided to downclimb the route rather than chance having another snake peek out at me as I climbed by.
By sunder
From: Alsip, Il
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

There two Bolts up top for anchors for this route.

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