|Lechlinski Crack Formation
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Scramble up boulders to base of route. The route is identified by twin "cracks", although the left crack is more of a flake. The crux is low off the ground. Great jamming above.
Descend via rapping off flake slung with webbing and one quicklink. Webbing needs replacement as of 10/1/02.
Pro to 3".
BETA PHOTO: Lechlinski Crack Formation showing Lechlinski Crac...
Photo by Blitzo.
Sara putting up yet another fun Jtree route Christ...
|Comments on Lechlinski Cracks
|By Josh Beck|
Jan 21, 2003
There's also a trivial walk off. From the top of the climb scramble up 10' or so behind you to the top of the formation and head pretty much directly away from the climb, veering slightly right. Drop down a slab/ramp to the right of a big boulder then continue over stacked blocks until you can tunnel beneath one of them leading to 50' of blocks to hop down (easy), then contour around right beneath a slabby area back to your packs. Takes about 5 minutes to get back to your pack.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Mar 30, 2003
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
The crux is indeed low to the ground. Quite strenuous and technical too, solid 5.9. There's an old rusty bolt hanger to the left, looks like someone tried to find an alternative.