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The Y Crack Area

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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: Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, 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+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Butthole Express   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport   
Hairy Airy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 35'   
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The Y Crack (5.7+) following the obvious big crack...

The Y Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Y Crack Area
Who would have guessed that this is the namesake route for this area. Easily identified on the approach, this great climb involves a thin crack start to a crux move about a third of the way up, where an arching crack meets on the left. Liebacking the OW portion until the Y choice is made, adds to the dimension of moves on this route. Near the top, either L/R finish goes the same, but going right adds a bit of exposure. Highly Recomended...[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.
BETA PHOTO: The left line up the steep dishes is/was an incomp...
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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.