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Elsa's Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Apr 29, 2006

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Sonja Djuricin solos Elsa's Crack

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Description 

Perfect tight hand crack on not too steep rock. The crux is the start as it's the narrowest jamming / steepest. Still a very moderate climb. Beautiful intro to hand jamming.

Location 

Head uphill on a low angle slab from the bend in the road just uphill from the Poison Oak Crack. Can be seen from the road.

Protection 

Solo or cams. Camalots #0.5-#1. #1-3 for the anchor. Very comfortable solo, but landing is pretty treacherous.


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By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
Apr 3, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Beautiful 5.7 layback on the obvious off-set arete to the right of Elsa's Crack.
By Patrick Smith
May 21, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun to practice nut placements on.
By Josh Cameron
From: Moab, Colorado
Aug 31, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I agree, nuts seem to work better than cams on this climb.
By RockyR
From: Encinitas, CA
May 20, 2012

First time climbing in Woodson. Lead it on mothers day. Great place to practice hands and feet jamming. Very fun route. Elsa's Crack
By sdrockstar81
From: el cajon, CA
Sep 13, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great for a safe Trad practice
By Will H.
Feb 6, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

First crack climb I ever did. Definitely appropriate size/angle for practicing placing pro.

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