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Lechlinski Crack Formation
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Lechlinski Cracks 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mike Lechlinski and company
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Oct 1, 2002

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Robert MacKinnon enjoys The Lechlinski Cracks. Ph...


Scramble up boulders to base of route. The route is identified by twin "cracks", although the left crack is more of a flake. The crux is low off the ground. Great jamming above.

Descend via rapping off flake slung with webbing and one quicklink. Webbing needs replacement as of 10/1/02.


Pro to 3".

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Lechlinski Cracks". Photo by Blitzo.
"Lechlinski Cracks". Photo by Blitzo.

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By Josh Beck
Jan 21, 2003

There's also a trivial walk off. From the top of the climb scramble up 10' or so behind you to the top of the formation and head pretty much directly away from the climb, veering slightly right. Drop down a slab/ramp to the right of a big boulder then continue over stacked blocks until you can tunnel beneath one of them leading to 50' of blocks to hop down (easy), then contour around right beneath a slabby area back to your packs. Takes about 5 minutes to get back to your pack.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 30, 2003
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The crux is indeed low to the ground. Quite strenuous and technical too, solid 5.9. There's an old rusty bolt hanger to the left, looks like someone tried to find an alternative.

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