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Masochist Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 10'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a Hueco: V0- Font: 4- [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 12, 2007  with updates from Logan Swartz

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BETA PHOTO: Masochist Crack, 5.9

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This is the clean hand crack on the leftmost Beehive boulder.


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By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Jul 12, 2007

Done so many laps on this thing... If only it were twice as tall...
By scottydo
From: ventura, ca
Apr 11, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great short route to learn hand jams and the pain and please of crack climbing
By Rick K
From: SD, CA
Jun 19, 2009

On the slabby relatively featureless left hand side of this crack is a problem named "Bear Hug" or something similar. Hand/Toe jamming the crack is off. Bear hug your way up, 2-3(depending on your height) moves should get you to the top.
By RAZORsharp
From: Carlsbad CA
Nov 21, 2010

love the solid hands, makes the feet seem pointless :)
By Elush
From: CA
Feb 21, 2013

Down climb the crack directly to the left of masochist then traverse back into "The Masochist" crack for a never ending loop of crack climbing!

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