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Sickle Crack 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Jan 29, 2006

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Sickle Crack (5.8+)

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Description 

Sickle Crack has a prominent sickle shaped crack on its South side. The climb may be climbed using pure offwidth technique (5.8+) or lieback (5.10+).

Protection 

Standard rack plus LARGE cams. Two bolt anchor.


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By G.McCay
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 26, 2007

5.8(OW) on a TR from 1981 to 1996...what happened?
By Marc Kajut
Administrator
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 27, 2007

I'll suggest a 5.8+ as I personally think it's harder than 5.8 but easier than 5.9; however, since '96 many other climbers have climbed SC at 5.9 and accepted Kennedy's upgrade from Brueckner's published rating. Consensus says...
By rocky233
Jul 1, 2009

I've always considered Sickle the 5.8 "standard" for OW cracks, and that's as a lead climb.
When the gym climbers leave the safety of their nest, they are very strong but totally lack crack skills. The upward creep in crack ratings the last decade is the result of their frustration and ineptitude.
By Sking
Oct 3, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Really cool offwidth. The knee jams are bomber. Starts with hands, then fists, then stacking hands, then chicken wings. There is one hanger on top of the rock that I put a runner on to gain access to the TR bolts. Glad somebody put that hanger there because it would be a little spicy to set up the TR and walk off without it.
By Adam Burch
From: San Dieger
May 22, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

One 4 inch cam, and one 5 inch cam, should take you home.