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Right Mel Crack
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Right Mel Crack

 
Right Mel Crack

Page Type: Route

Object Title: Right Mel Crack

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.10c

Route Quality: 
 - 3 Votes
 

 

Page By: Dragger

Created/Edited: Jan 22, 2004 / Nov 10, 2008

Object ID: 159888

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Page Score: 73.06%  - 3 Votes 

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Approach

The Mel Cracks are located on a rock formation called "Mel's Diner," located in the Lost Horse region. From Quail Springs road, head west past "Roadside Rock, " about 250 yards until you reach the east-facing "Mel's Diner" slab formation.

Route Description

Right Mel Crack is a fantastic thin finger crack -- especially for someone with small hands. It's fairly steep for a slab crack. On the Mel Cracks face there are two cracks -- a left and a right. Per KSolem, the "Right" Mel Crack is actually on the left and the "Left" Mel Crack is actually on the right. The route described here is the "Right" Mel Crack (on the left). Simply follow the obvious left crack for this route.

Essential Gear

As this is a thin finger crack, bring pro that is for 1 inch or less. The route is less that 1 pitch.

Miscellaneous Info

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ksolemtrivia

ksolem

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It is largely a matter of trivia, but actually the "left mel crack" is on the right and vice versa. I guess the stoners who did the fa thought that was cool... :-)
Posted Jun 14, 2007 5:14 pm
DraggerRe: trivia

Dragger

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Ha ha ha, I remember hearing something about that but didn't get the joke. Oh well, I guess only a stoner would laugh. ;^) Sure is fun climbing, however.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 12:15 pm
MichaelJsandbagging?

MichaelJ

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It might be a good idea to fix the mistake on the route page unless you want to sandbag someone into trying the harder of the two cracks. Definitely a fun route.
Posted Nov 10, 2008 10:01 pm
DraggerRe: sandbagging?

Dragger

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I fixed it, thank you.
Posted Nov 10, 2008 11:38 pm
MichaelJCool

MichaelJ

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Kris says you guys might be down in JT for Turkey week. I'll probably be slaving his sending self around that time. Would be nice to meet.
Posted Nov 11, 2008 12:01 am
DraggerRe: Cool

Dragger

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Hi Michael, yeah that would be fun! We'll definitely be there -- Indian Cove. I'll send you a PM. It would be fun to meet up!
Posted Nov 11, 2008 11:24 am

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