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Aid line (aka: Stoney crack) 5.10. TR 
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Black's Crack TR 
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Potholes Crack T,TR 
Potholes Traverse 
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Wrath of Kahan, The TR 

Potholes Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Tozankyaku on Jan 21, 2008

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Arthur Bearden going past the Crux. Photo by Toza...


Follow the crack up and over the overlap. The crux move would be getting over the overlap. Great cardio pump climb with a lot of sustained moves.

This is a very good climb to enhance your skills if you are starting to crack climb.


Left buttress of the Back Wall.


Take the trail to the left to set up a top rope anchor. An equalized set of nuts and a hex or two will work out fine, you can also just sling the boulder on top. This route can also be led.

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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 1, 2009

This is one of the few TRs at Stoney that can be reasonably led.
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Oct 5, 2009

I aid climbed this with cams/hexes/nuts. Pretty fun to practice clean aid.

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