Initiation Crack

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 35.81586°N / 118.45486°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing, Toprope, Aid Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.10 (YDS)
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 3
Additional Information Grade: II
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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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