Oak Tree Flake
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Liz leading Oak Tree Flake.
Begin at a large Black Oak with branches touching the cliff. Lieback wide crack to easier ground. The bolt anchor noted in the Supertopo guidebook is no more, so bring some smaller gear for an anchor, or continue up to the belay/rap tree for Grant's Crack.
Left and around the corner from Grant's Crack.
One or two large cams, plus a few extra pieces.
Jim Fienup on "Oak Tree Flake"
BETA PHOTO: Lower part of Oak Tree Flake.
Andrea climbing the route
Jerry, low on the route
Oak Tree Flake
BETA PHOTO: Looking up most of the route.
|Comments on Oak Tree Flake
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 1, 2007
Watch your head on the trees. Also, I found it was a difficult location to build an anchor.
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 9, 2007
Correction to the Supertopo: the bolt anchor indicated for Oak Tree Flake and Grant's Crack on Swan Slab (page 98) is gone. Instead, go ~20' higher to a small tree with webbing/rap rings.
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Oct 19, 2008
We went up to the tree when we discovered the bolts missing. To TR this for our group we had to belay beneath Grants crack. The slings on the tree were good, but there was a rap ring that had nearly been worn through. Luckily some kind soul left a quick-link we could use.
|By Floyd Hayes|
Aug 2, 2010
The flake is real easy but the first move or two from the ground up the crack directly below the right side of the flake are a bit tough for 5.6. It's easier to climb to the left, then traverse right under the flake. No need to build an anchor--simply sling the tree limbs at the top of the flake. Not good for the tree, though.
Sep 5, 2010
Try building an anchor from the stacked blocks at the bottom of the Bay Tree Crack.
|By Adam Voss|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 21, 2010
Nice moves up the flake. If you don't have a #4 it's pretty runout to the branches. Should have read MP first about the anchor. I spent a while looking for the bolts. Climbing up to Grant's Crack anchor added a few more interesting moves.
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 22, 2010
decent TR for introducing first timers to climbing
|By Worster than you|
Mar 24, 2013
Yep, like you said, bolts are gone. I didn't go up to the next tree, just built a quick anchor with no. 1 and no. 2 placements at inside corner left of old bolts. Came here right after Jamcrack, and the bottom moves are easier than that.