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Pinball Crack 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Apr 15, 2009

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Pinball Crack is predominantly a hand crack with some corner work; it is interspersed with offwidth as well. Delicate footwork with some balls footholds and a variety of different hand and body jams lift you up the climb. Steep climbing for sure.


Pinball Crack is the middle of the three cracks on Slot Club Wall.


Rack up to 4". Bring multiples of 1" to 3".


About 100 feet up the climb you may continue up the wide crack through a bulge and finish as per "The Closet" or you may traverse right under the roof (airy, fun) about 25 feet to the top of a pillar and the anchor for the "Slot Club" route. Rappel from here with a single 70m rope down the face.

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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 15, 2009

The rappel anchor was two fixed nuts with webbing and rings. We rapped down the face with a single sixty and came up short 15'. We might have made the full rap if we went down the Slot Club chimney but that seems doubtful.

Instead of traversing right you can continue up and walk-off west, up stream. I have not done this.
By Matt Kuehl
From: red rock
Nov 14, 2012

I think it should be noted that there is a detached block with a bunch of choss that sits above the roof on this climb. It is hard to avoid and if provoked could be disastrous. I went left to the bolted anchor and wished I had a #6 with me to protect the traverse after the looseness. That being said this is a really fun and varied pitch that is worth the hike.
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