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Linken making the long reach at the finish.
All the way down the hill at Turret rock to a crack on the left edge of the quite narrow west face. Follow the crack to the chains.
Standard rack - the cracks will eat up all the gear you can feed it.
BETA PHOTO: The route follows the crack system on the left edg...
BETA PHOTO: Base of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up from the base of the climb.
|Comments on Rabbit Tracks
|By Vincent Greene|
Dec 28, 2003
Sqeezing the Lemmon II mentions this is many beginners first gear lead. There are others that would be better - Hoosgal 5.5 or Probation 5.6 at Prison camp are probably better choices. This is a fun climb, but weird stances make placing the gear much more tiring on this climb. See an area comment by almonzo for some other suggestions. I felt this is closer to a 5.7.
Feb 4, 2004
Yep, Rabbit Tracks is high on my list of sandbagged Lemmon climbs on which an early leader could run into serious trouble. I've led this a few times and followed it a few times, and am consistently surprised by its 5.6 rating. On lead, it feels like 5.7+, but as Vincent points out, part of this is due to the awkward stances necessary while placing pro. In any event, its a stretch to call this a three-star route.
|By Timothy Roehr|
May 22, 2006
I actually thought the pro was very good and the stances were good. Up top the cracks disappear, but I was still able to find good nut placements.
From: Spokane, WA
May 22, 2006
...I thought so too...
|By Mike Dudley|
May 1, 2010
We climbed this today and I have got to say awesome route for any level of climber, good and fun.
The gear is amazing you can zipper this one all the way to the top. I would absolutely recommend this to any climber who feels comfy on 5.7.
|By John Hayes|
From: Bend, OR
Dec 19, 2010
Rabbit tracks was the first climb I ever followed and my first lead. As my first climb, it scared the bjesus out of me. Back in the old days (like the 70's) this climb was considered a "standard" Tucson 5.6 and was a first lead for a lot of folks back then. It takes bomber gear every few feet so it is totally safe for a newbie trad leader. It is certainly possible to make a few 5.7 moves on Rabbit Tracks; but, if you work at, you can actually find a 5.6 path to the top. Take a full rack and you will be happy. (This climb sucks up hexentrics for those who still remember those things.) The short, bolted, two move pitch above the ledge is about 5.9 and can be avoided with a rappel. (BTW, Slippery When Wet is another good 5.6 trad climb for the newbie leader)
From: Tucson, Arizona
Oct 23, 2011
I think Safe Cracker at Jailhouse is an awesome 1st trad lead.