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Caliente Crack 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Season: Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: Karsten on Nov 9, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: The spectacular second pitch corner. Bolted ancho...

Description 

This climb has a lack-luster first pitch but the second pitch makes it a worthwhile endeavor.

Pitch 1: Begin at the left side of a buttress. There is a single bolt about 15 ft off the ground. Pull a cruxy 5.10- move to get to the bolt. Continue up easier ground with sporadic protection to a ledge with bolted anchors.

Pitch 2: This is an amazing pitch! It goes from tight hands to hands up a wide angled dihedral. Savor every jam with great protection to bolted anchors.

Location 

The route lies about 50ft to the right of the large corner mentioned for this area. Begin below a single bolt near an arete on the left side of a blocky buttress.

Protection 

standard rack to #3.5 camalot.


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Rock Climbing Photo: John on the second pitch of Caliente Crack.
John on the second pitch of Caliente Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: John on Caliente Crack.
John on Caliente Crack.

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 23, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

phenomenal second pitch. watch the rock on the first pitch- its iffy at best. not sure how much longer the start will be around...

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