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There's lots of ways to do this - with V3 being the easiest way. It's quite overhanging and burly, with some pretty dynamic moves - the committing move over the top is a fitting finish.
Pat yourself on the back when done - it's a milestone problem.
South side, cracks on the right.
Pad and spotter
billy climbing the crack
Last pull before the top.
Ryan starting out on The Crack, V3
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Aug 5, 2007
I have upgraded the rating from V2 after input from Jon McCartie of ClimbLa.com.
|By Jon McCartie|
From: Edmond, OK
Aug 6, 2007
simply in comparison to Pile Lieback (which Chris has at V2), the Crack seemed more difficult to me. also rated at V3 elsewhere (at RC.com as well as Chris' guide for Stoney).
thanks, chris. and thanks for all the work you do on this site.
|By Clay Zamperini|
From: Tarzana, CA
Dec 28, 2009
So we've a video of Ben doing the direct V5 variation, anyone have a video of the V3 variation?
|By Rob Gordon|
From: Hollywood, CA
Jan 11, 2010
I don't think I've seen one. Pretty tough for the grade. You can either toe hook the arÍte, heel hook higher up the starting hold seam, or even swing your feet out left to the big scoop to get into the crappy pocket. After that the holds are pretty good but somewhat dynamic to get to.
|By christian sweetsheppard|
From: lakeviewterrace, ca
Jan 12, 2010
I just got this for the first time yesterday. Its a lot of fun and the moves are great.