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San Rio Crack 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Todd Swain
Season: fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: Steve Powell on Feb 25, 2007

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Description 

Climb the crack with good rock. crux is probably halfway up. leave the crack and scramble up and left on chossy rock. you will go thru a slot, turn right, and reach the top

Location 

This crack is near the right side of the formation.
there is a shelf at the base of the crack.
to descend, walk west along the top of the formation, downclimb easy terrain(continuing west)until you come to a dropoff. down climb a third class slot which puts you on a boulder. down climb another slot(fourth class)on the right side of said boulder. at the bottom of the slot, turn
left until you reach the southside of the formation

Protection 

Pro to 2.5"


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By C Miller
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Apr 26, 2007
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Litter Boxing is another name for this kinda scrappy route.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 23, 2013

Tick it if you're in the area already and looking for low-hanging fruit on your count list. Scabby gear, scabby route (just as Chris said) with more grains than any other route on the wall. Gear anchor, sit up top behind a flake or use the bolted anchor left (if you're belaying from up top).

This is not a destination route or really one for a beginner due to poor and lack of gear for more than 1/2 way. One time only........if that.