Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left
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To find this route park at the Temple of Sinawava and walk to the bathroom area. Behind the bathrooms and to the right 200 meters total is an obvious massive, left-facing dihedral. That is Tourist Crack (AKA La Tourista).
Behind the bathrooms and left perhaps 100 meters total is a set of two other cracks. The one on the left is a crack and dihedral with dark rock, described here. The one on the right is referred to in another description as Unknown.
Climb up the obvious crack system to a ledge about 70 or 80 feet up. The start is a little difficult to protect, but not difficult to climb.
The crux lieback move pulling over a bulge comes at a solid large TCU placement about 10 meters up. Finish on good jams to the ledge.
Traverse right on the ledge to reach a good fixed anchor, from which you can rap off. You cannot TR or hang-dog-follow off of this without hacking at your rope due to its position.
One set of stoppers + one set of cams from small TCU to 3"
|Comments on Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left
|By Jason Shumaker|
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 18, 2006
This is a fun route and makes for a quick climb if you are short on time. The anchors are in poor shape and need some attention: the old piton looks decent but he bolt and hangar are slowly pulling out and the nut can be loosened by hand. The webbing needs to be replaced as well. The route doesn't get much sun in the morning in Nov. Watch out fort he cacti!
From: St. George
Dec 31, 2009
Left Toilet Crack has at least two established pitches. My partner and I climbed the chimney/gash from the ledge after the dirty chimney to bulge into dihedral pitch,to a ledge on the right(can be seen in new guide book pics). Climbed one more short pitch to a single bolt anchor not much higher.