West Crack Climber's Log

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Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Nov 13, 2013 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2013

Snowy  Sucess!

We started the West Crack just as a small snow squall was moving through. We thought it would clear up, but it didn't. After finishing pitch two, it was a white out snow storm. The finger crack on pitch three was seething with water and freezing cold. At one point, a Yosemite Ranger yelled up to ask and asked us if needed help. We didn't, but we were ready to get the hell out of there. Amazing climb with not so amazing conditions.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Aug 3, 2012 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Great route!  Sucess!

Did the full route and then the first two pitches again to do blown away, which is awesome. I find the first pitch to be 5.8 at the start easing to 5.7 for the remainder and the second pitch 5.8 roof to be the crux. 5.7 fingers on P3 is also all there.


biz - Sep 12, 2011 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

Awesome!  Sucess!

The first 3 pitches were very fun and exciting.


rhyang - Aug 14, 2011 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Led pitch 1 and 3  Sucess!

Love this route. Beautiful summer day.

Also followed first 3 pitches in 2006


haishan - Oct 19, 2010 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

classic  Sucess!

Wow... what a great route. Every pitch spectacular. 5.8 roof is the crux, a little awkward. If stuck in the inevitable line, climb the two warm-up sport routes first, very nice.


Gumbie - Oct 1, 2010 7:25 am

West Crack  Sucess!

4/5 stars


fatdad - Oct 22, 2009 2:57 pm

Great route  Sucess!

I've climbed this at least a couple of times over the years. Such great, diverse climbing. Glad they installed the rap to descend.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 2, 2009 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

A Summer to remember  Sucess!

Climbed with Bart. A super fun route that I know I'll be repeating many many times. The descent is a bit tricky, but not too scary.


gremlin - Aug 31, 2009 12:13 am

mellow and fun  Sucess!

traversing the underside of the roof from blown away back to west crack is also a good adventure


Sienna - Jul 24, 2009 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

Fun  Sucess!

Though I need a lot more experience with roofs.


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:18 pm

Followed  Sucess!

Solid fun diverse climb


kovarpa - Oct 27, 2008 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008

Good warm-up  Sucess!

before doing Crescent Arch later in teh day. With Michal.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 23, 2008 9:26 pm

Hazy memory  Sucess!

I climbed this in summer 1994 with someone whose name I forget.

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