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Elephant's Trunk 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a Hueco: V0+ Font: 4+

Type:  Trad, TR, Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Nov 7, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Elephant's Trunk (5.10a/b)
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While this might not technically be in the Masters Area, it is in the vicinity. This boulder is on the right hand side of the road, set down the hill a bit. After turning the corner on the road, making the Television Screen/Tower Two visible, this little boulder is about 100 ft ahead, again on the right. Tough start.


Gear for TR, but this is a boulder problem for most.

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Face problem (5.6) on the backside of the Elephant's Trunk
BETA PHOTO: Face problem (5.6) on the backside of the Elephant...
This wasn't meant to be a "foreground in focus" only shot.  Nevertheless, this what one sees of Elephant's Trunk (5.10a/b) from the road.
BETA PHOTO: This wasn't meant to be a "foreground in focus" on...
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By G.McCay
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 27, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  V-easy 3

Goodness guys, this is the definition of a 5.9 crack! This doesn't compare with Robbins Crack's bottom section crux at 5.10a.

By snowey
Mar 10, 2008

If you sit start on the crack, it probably adds a letter grade or two of difficulty.

By atp
From: Clairemont Mesa, CA
Jun 26, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  V0-1 4+

Interesting movment but good problem, compared to other woodson 5.10a the stand start for this problem feels a little harder... sit start feels closer to a woodson 5.11 in my opinion.

By sdrockstar81
From: el cajon, CA
Jul 22, 2014

Ya Gary I kinda agree, execept for the fact that the start is a little over-hung. 5.9+ for me... def doesn't even come close to robbins. Sorry but even with the sit-start, no way its a 5.11, But I suppose thats the beauty of trying to rate something... lol