Right Mel Crack

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Route
Route Type:
Technical Rock Climb
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
5.10c

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Right Mel Crack
Created On: Jan 22, 2004
Last Edited On: Nov 10, 2008

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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ksolem

ksolem - Jun 14, 2007 5:14 pm - Hasn't voted

trivia

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... :-)

Dragger

Dragger - Jun 15, 2007 12:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: trivia

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.

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Nov 10, 2008 10:01 pm - Hasn't voted

sandbagging?

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.

Dragger

Dragger - Nov 10, 2008 11:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: sandbagging?

I fixed it, thank you.

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Nov 11, 2008 12:01 am - Hasn't voted

Cool

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.

Dragger

Dragger - Nov 11, 2008 11:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool

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!

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