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The Y Crack Area 


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Location: 33.16204, -117.05318 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Adam Stackhouse, Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 28, 2006
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The Area 

This is first section of climbs encountered via the hiking trail into the area. On ones left is the namesake route, the striking OW crack in the center of the face.


Getting There 

Just as one hikes up the trail from the road, this formation is visable. The trail continues along its base. Approach on a slow day is 2 minutes (!).


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Y Crack Area:
The Y Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Hairy Airy   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 35'   
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Zoom in to see top bolt just beneath the bomber jug on Hairy Airy (5.9)

Hairy Airy 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Y Crack Area
This fun route starts in a crack just a few feet right of the Chimney. Take this up to a right slanting crack and traverse over to gain a jug and stand up. From here, follow the arching corner of the rock, liebacking to the right. The crux comes here, afterwhich a super bomber-big jug comes up, where one can do an ultra-photogenic one-handed hang. Easy mantel of the top. Highly recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The left line up the steep dishes is/was an incomplete problem.  The right hand line is 4th class.  Next to the Jam Crack.
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By Adam Stackhouse
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Mar 21, 2006

There are a couple of boulders on the top of the Y Crack that offer some moderate bouldering.