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Daff Dome, South Flank
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L to R R to L Alpha
14 Karat S 
Alimony Cracks T 
Fingertips S 
Great Circle, The T 
Guide Cracks T 
Guide Cracks 1 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 2 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 4 T,TR 
Hogwash S 
Liberation T 
Prespiration T 

Guide Cracks 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jul 23, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The Guide Cracks. The climber is on the 5.7. The...

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The Guide Cracks are 4 short cracks (60-70'). The right two cracks share a bolted anchor, and the left two cracks share another bolted anchor. Right to left the routes are 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, and 5.8.

All four routes are easily protectable with a modest rack. This is an ideal area for the aspiring trad leader to gain crack climbing experience.


Center of South Flank.


Light rack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The 5.5 Guide Crack
The 5.5 Guide Crack

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By Joseph Lascurain
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 30, 2013

I added route descriptions on three of the Guide Cracks as to provide a little more detail on the area. Based upon what I added this climb would be "Guide Crack #3". Since the consensus on this page is 5.7 this made the most sense to me.

By Wayne Foulkes
Nov 26, 2013

Great short lead climbs,fun to do. Really nice views , short hike from the road
By Crimpanzee
From: San Francisco, California
Sep 16, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not fun and a little awkward, but I guess good practice to TR? I'd still say to jump on some multi instead of wasting time here.

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