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Crimson Cringe 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Ray Jardine & John Lakey, April 1976
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Submitted By: Brad G on Feb 5, 2009

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A super clean and long splitter on the right side of the Cascade Falls Area (its hard to miss). It starts and ends with interesting knob climbing up a steep face. Start by climbing up a ramp then traversing right across the knobs passing a bolt to the beginning of the crack. Fingers in the beggining, stacks in the middle then lieback/underclinging up higher. Lower off the bolts.

Another classic crack climb along the 140! If you want more climbing but no walking do Fish Crack as well, the finger crack just to the left. Have fun!


The obvious splitter seen from the lower cascade parking area


doubles in .3 to .5
triples in .75 to 1
two #2's
one #3 and #4

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Rock Climbing Photo: Skip following Crimson Cringe, photo: Bob Horan Co...
Skip following Crimson Cringe, photo: Bob Horan Co...
Rock Climbing Photo: WARNING: Can be wet and inaccessible in the spring
WARNING: Can be wet and inaccessible in the spring

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By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Oct 23, 2009

By the way, that lower-off is 50 meters! (Yosemite Free Climbs, Don Reid, 1994).
By Brad G
From: Yosemite and elsewhere
Dec 22, 2009

You can rap to the anchors for fish crack then rap to ground from there
By Alexey
From: San Jose
Nov 5, 2012

the length of the route is about 175 ft, not sure if two 50m will make to the ground, probably with some stretch
By Ben Gilkison
Aug 25, 2015

Wasn't this graded 12a? But, I suppose Fish Crack felt about the same difficulty to me. Great route.
By t.schwartz
Oct 16, 2015

By cannonjtc
From: California
Apr 3, 2016

Much steeper than it looks in the photo. Make sure you approach from the right (east side) of the bridge or you might have to backtrack if the water is too high and you can't cross the river. Might not be climbable in the spring if the beginning is wet/underwater

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