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Initiation Crack

Initiation Crack

Initiation Crack

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.81586°N / 118.45486°W

Object Title: Initiation Crack

Route Type: Trad Climbing, Toprope, Aid Climbing

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.10 (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 3

Grade: II

Route Quality: 
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Page By: robojeda

Created/Edited: Jan 17, 2008 / Jan 22, 2008

Object ID: 373587

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Route Description

Pitch 1: "Initiation Crack" begins int he finger tip crack twenty feet to the right of "Lieback." The crack begins with a few moves of 5.10 and then relaxes back to 5.7+. Protects well with .3-1" gear. Belay at bolts next to small crack above.

(Pitch 1 can be aided at 5.7 C1)
(Pitch 1 Can be TR from anchors above accessible via "Claustrophobia Crack" start (5.5). )

Pitch 2: Ascend thin crack directly above belay (5.7), small cams/nuts. Trend left at hand crack and follow cracks to overhung bolder roof and belay at two bolts.

Pitch 3: Ascend face and flakes straight up to top and belay at two bolts (5.6).


11 Trad Draws
Micro to 1.5" cams/nuts


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