Bay Tree Crack
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BETA PHOTO: Once on top of Grant's Crack or the Oak Tree Flake...
A great addition to the Oak Tree Flake or Grant's Crack. Climb the stacked blocks off the ledge at the top of the for mentioned climbs. Pass the bay tree, and proceed into the finger crack. Continue up the right arching crack which turns into mostly tight hands (5.6). There is a medium sized rock at the top with an old bolt in it. Belay here.
The start of this route is located at the backside of the ledge at the top of the Oak Tree Flake and Grant's Crack.
Walk off to the left with a short easy fifth class downclimb, or set up a rappel.
Single set to 2.5"
BETA PHOTO: The stacked blocks to the bay tree.
BETA PHOTO: The crack from the top of the bay tree.
BETA PHOTO: Once you leave the bay tree and are established in...
Kara looking good on pitch 2.
Madi following on Dec. 30th, 2011
Madi at what could be the crux of the pitch, commi...
|Comments on Bay Tree Crack
|By Floyd Hayes|
Aug 2, 2010
Good intro to multipitch climbing if you first climb Swan Slab Chimney or Oak Tree Flake, then this climb. To descend walk left and downclimb toward a dirty gully, where you have three options: (1) rappel down a tree to the base; (2) downclimb the gully with a few moves of 5.5; (3) walk left to the top of Penthouse Cracks and rappel from an anchor. The latter option gives you the opportunity to top-rope Penthouse Cracks.
|By Mark P Thomas|
Jun 7, 2011
With 70m doubles I easily did this on 1 long pitch from the ground. A 60m might work if you're careful with rope drag.