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Bobcat Crack 

YDS: 5.1 French: 2 Ewbanks: 6 UIAA: II British: MD 2a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.1 French: 2 Ewbanks: 6 UIAA: II British: MD 2a [details]
FA: Bobcat?
Season: All year
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Submitted By: Brian Snider on Aug 9, 2010
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Ramsel's first trad lead.
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Easy low angle crack found directly next to west slabs. Good first trad lead as it is well protected and has easy stances. May be a little short and easy for an expierenced leader.


This climb is found by looking right from west slabs and locating the small tree half way up the crack. Walk off or rap from the tree at the top.


Standard rack. Solid tree half way up. Use same tree as west slabs for top rope.

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By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Jun 13, 2011

Took a group of newbie tradsters here and it was a perfect place for them to get there feet wet. Easy pro on huge stances, and well protected.

By david ladowitz
Jun 20, 2011
rating: 5.2 3 8 II D 2c

Yeah, I was one of those newbie tradsters. Great first trad climb. Then you can move down to Swan Slab Chimney for something a little harder.

By david ladowitz
Jun 20, 2011
rating: 5.2 3 8 II D 2c

Oh, the Yosemite Mountaineering School Instructor called it Bobcat Crack.

By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Aug 3, 2011

Thanks Supper Topo called unnamed crack, but I like Bob Cat Crack better. Also I think the picture I used is Ramsel, sorry I'll make some changes.

By Rodger Raubach
Sep 26, 2011
rating: 5.2 3 8 II D 2c

A very fun but too-short pitch. I can't say it's 5.1 or whatever, though. Many others around are saying maybe 5.4 since the traffic has polished the rock a lot lately. I like the name "Bobcat Crack" better than "Un-named gully" on Super Topo.