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Ten Minute Cliff is a clean 30 feet tall cliff with very few weaknesses. The most obvious line is the Ten Minute Crack (5.12 fingers) that ascends the middle of the cliff. There are numerous top-anchors and all are easy to reach,
From the pullouts on Bucks' Bar road, take the trail down to Buck's Bar Dome then turn right near the bottom of the south-facing cliff. From here, follow the trail about 100 feet and you will find yourself atop the 10 minute cliff.
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Gardens of Babylon 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Ten Minute Crack 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
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Eunuch in a Whorehouse 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : ... : Ten-Minute Cliff
Stay to the Left of the crack on knobs using the crack only occasionally for a thin finger lock and right foot. Gastones, mantles, crimps, sloapers, finger jams, slab and even a dyno for some are the name of the game for this test piece. This route utilizes many different forms of climbing in one short delicate pitch. Leading this route would be insane to even think about and would definitely take a lot of nuts. Small brass ones to be exact....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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