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Marmac's Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Alan Bartlett & Amy Sharpless, 1/90
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 17, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Cathouse-Left Side-"Marmac's Crack".
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This climbs a crack, just right of the center of the Left Side face. From the right side of the face, walk left on a ramp/ledge to this crack. The crack doesn't quite reach the ledge and another crack runs parallel to it up higher. The rock is good. Follow this crack to a ledge, with a wide crack to the left an a hand crack to the right. Follow the crack on the right to the top.


Pro to 2".

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By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Apr 12, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Fun route... took us a second attempt to find it (was using Vogel and not notes from MP!). Its 5.6, no real surprises... 'cept the rap anchors to the left (as you face the route).

By Bob Gaines
Jan 5, 2010

Named after Amy's cat Marmac.

By Choss Chasin'
From: Torrance, CA
Dec 24, 2010

Nice climb, great jams!

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 29, 2011

Easy jams and climbing leads you to the summit. med, small gear or sling the pinnacle for an anchor. Description states up to 2" but 3" is also a go for the upper section.

Walk off climbers right or rap using rings on the left.

By TheClimbingChemist
Jan 13, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

First 5.6 lead, took two #3 camalots and placed em both. climb is straightforward, just gotta get in that crack and trust it! awesome.