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Manana 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Werner Braun and Jim Pettigrew - 1977
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Submitted By: Osprey on Nov 30, 2009

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Description 

This climb ascends an off finger crack with multiple cruxes. The first crux is just above the roof. The second is at the top, where the crack thins. Ring locks with a few and jams along the way. A must do for the .10d enthusiast. Rappel this route with one 70m rope to the top of the block.

Location 

This is the first climb you come to on the approach trail. Look for a large block with a finger crack going up and left through a small rooflet.

Protection 

Gear to 2.5 inches. Extra .5 inch to 1.5 inch pieces.


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By tallmark515
From: San Francisco
May 30, 2013

sooooo good. Contender for one of the best pitches of crack climbing in the valley. Lots of splitter, off fingers and thin hands stuff, but surprisingly secure (except crux). Crux is at the top when the crack gets thin and requires a big, punchy move to rail up higher.

Spit me off at the top, but even the fall is clean! Shit!! Good stuff!!!

No crowds, in the shade until the afternoon. Next to other killer climbs. Do this!
By Short Fall Sean
May 11, 2014

Yup, this is a reeeaallly good pitch. I found the crux to be lower on the route where you've got to work those damn green camalot jams for several moves. My partner did some stemming/liebacking stuff and used the roof on the right and it seemed easier that way, so YMMV. The top is a bit tricky, but you can make big reaches to good fingerlocks and just have to smear your feet for a few moves.

Go get on this one!! Sweet line, sustained difficulty, and always good stances to place gear. Can't ask for much more.