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Grant's Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: John Grant Hiskes
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Submitted By: Sketchy Sam on Jul 13, 2006

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Paul F starting up Grant's Crack (link to the rest...

Description 

Fun, technical 5.9 fingercrack. Can be toproped by scrambing up a gully with a tree to the left. Beware the old toprope anchors have been chopped. Set a gear anchor in the crack for TR and then climb up another 15-20 ft to when finished to rappel from a tree.


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Last hard move of Grant's Crack
Last hard move of Grant's Crack
Matthew Fienup, belayed by Liza Butler on Grant's Crack.  (photo by Jim Fienup)
Matthew Fienup, belayed by Liza Butler on Grant's ...
Paul F entering the crux of Grant's Crack
Paul F entering the crux of Grant's Crack
LJ working up the classic Grant's Crack.
LJ working up the classic Grant's Crack.
Grant's Crack is a very popular climb, and usually has a waiting line...if the rock School isn't using it.
BETA PHOTO: Grant's Crack is a very popular climb, and usually...
Eric H in the crux of Grant's Crack (Link to the rest of my photos of this climb in the comments)
Eric H in the crux of Grant's Crack (Link to the r...
Paul F finishing up Grant's Crack
Paul F finishing up Grant's Crack
Eric H through the crux (Link to the rest of my photos of this climb in the comments section)
Eric H through the crux (Link to the rest of my ph...
Russ Just off the block
Russ Just off the block

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By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 17, 2006
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Very short, bomber finger locks, takes great pro and you can sew it up every few feet if so desired with tcus. With those attributes, makes a good first lead for someone breaking into .9 fingers. Also makes a good solo.

Descend by downclimbing the chimney with tree just to the left of the route.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 19, 2008

Can lower off of the tree above the ledge. Great thin crack!
By ccmski
From: Prescott, AZ
Oct 17, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

No bolts- belay off tree and then rap. If route was longer it would get more stars. Due to the blocks at the base, it is necessary to place gear often if climbing at your limit.
By Mark P Thomas
From: Oakland
Apr 5, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Eats nuts nicely too, and these leave more room for fingers.
By Gabe K
Feb 13, 2012

Photos of two climbers leading the route 2/11/12.
By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Apr 22, 2013

Slippery feet, awesome fingers. As stated before, a solid solo.