|Type:||Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|Submitted By:||gus on Oct 25, 2007|
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By Justin Dansby
Feb 27, 2008
|I like staying only in the crack at the bottom and avoiding the jugs on the outside. If you do it this way it seems truer to grade. The bad thing is both of the jam spots are also good trad placements. I've only TR'ed it.|
Jan 14, 2012
1. The purpose of the route description is to help other climbers locate the route....not to spew your move-by-move beta (GUS).
2. Gus' move-by-move beta is not actually the route, btw. The route is called Christmas CRACK, not Christmas face.
The route goes up the blocky start to a stance below the start of the crack. From the stance enter the crack and solve the puzzle to reach the top of the crack (10 feet) and exit above to easier ground.
If you climb the face (as Gus does, apparently), the route goes 5.9.
By Nathan Self
Mar 7, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Brutal start--one of the best climbs at Palisades.
New anchors at the top.