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Kindergarten Crack 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Sep 29, 2008

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The left edge of this face. There is a double bol...


The obvious crack / ramp in the broken area of the 1st buttress between the big roof and Tony's Tango.

It is a good beginner's outing. The bolts at the top allow a wide variety of toprope adventures.


Standard rack.

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Nolan tops out.
Nolan tops out.
Climbing with a kindergartener.
Climbing with a kindergartener.

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By phil broscovak
Oct 6, 2008

John, Kindegarten Crack (5.4) is the shadowed corner on the left side of the photograph The shadowed corner in the center of the photo is the Sunshine Dihedral (5.6).
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Oct 6, 2008
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Right you are Phil, doesn't that Sunshine D. have a little squeeze action at the top?
By John Peterson
Oct 6, 2008

Dang! Sorry about that. You're quite right! I'll fix.
By phil broscovak
Oct 7, 2008

Yeah MossMan it necks down near the top. Both Kindergarten and SD are great climbs to put a budding young rock rat on.
It's funny that this is called "Sunshine Dihedral" as it is almost always dark and more of a flared chimney than a corner.
By Jamie Estep
From: Crested Butte, CO
Feb 23, 2011

Excellent climb for brand new climbers and getting people into crack climbing. First climb I ever did, and first free solo that I've done as well setting up a toprope on.
By coloradotomontana
Aug 30, 2011

Great climb for beginners, it can also be extended to the top by climbing 2 more ~5.5 pitches and a nice corner (5.6?) topout.
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