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Poison Oak Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: david baker on Feb 1, 2006

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This popular and moderate off width is a fun climb. The crux comes toward the bottom of the climb were the off width is a little akward. As you get higher the crack narrows and the angle backs off.


Number 4 near the bottom, #1 as you get higher. Bolt anchor and rap rings at top of route.

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By Patrick Smith
May 21, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Climbed a few weeks ago. Pro should be camalot #3-4 for the first 3/4, afterwards #2. I don't think a #1 placement is possible anywhere (except maybe right by the rap bolts)
By Dan S
From: grass valley
Aug 23, 2010

We found the poison oak still near by, waiting for that climber to scrape his thigh.
By sdrockstar81
From: el cajon, CA
Sep 13, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

ya #4 would've been nice to have
By Adam Burch
May 5, 2014

EDIT: 3-4" pro for the main crack, can sneak in a 1" along the way as well.

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