|Type:||Trad, TR, 60'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||Mike Roybal, early 1970s|
|Submitted By:||Jason Hundhausen on Jun 11, 2008|
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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 13, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
This is probably the toughest "5.11" crack at White Rock that sees frequent attempts. S-Crack is way more difficult than all the other 5.11s on this cliff, and substantially harder than Unrelenting Nines at The Playground in my estimation. There are at least 3 different ways I've seen people pass the crux, though some may argue that using any holds more than about 2' away from the crack itself is cheating. Most action is on toprope, but a bunch of people have led this climb, but bewarned: at the crux moves about 12' up, only brassies or other small nuts are between you and the ground. A few have pulled gear and hit the ground, myself included, thankfully the landing is flat and sandy.
Rack: (2 ea.) cams from #00 TCU - #0.75 camalot, (1) #1 camalot, and RPs, especially if taking the harder right branch for the upper section. A #2 camalot is nice for the left crack finish.