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Short Circuit 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Stone Masters mid 1970's
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Submitted By: Will S on Jun 24, 2007
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  • Description 

    A classic and steep thin hands to fingers crack. Usually TR'ed but occasionally soloed. Nice hang spot at the base, and it gets shade most of the day.


    Location 

    This route is located on a giant boulder on an island in the river. Park at the Arch Rock entrance, walk up the road through the arched rock and to the point where the lanes of the road merge back together and a stone wall starts on the river side. Drop down to the river at the near end of the wall, and cross on easy boulder hopping to the obvious huge boulder. The route is on the downstream side.


    Protection 

    TR off a 3/8" bolt. Back it up with a medium nut or finger sized cam. Scramble to the top from the corridor behind the route by using the arete/edge or straight up a weakness directly below. Could be led with a few thin hands to off-finger sized pieces, with an optional finger sized piece.



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    "Short Circuit". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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    Here is a better sense of the crack... beautiful splitter!
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    Awesome finger locks at the top!
    Awesome finger locks at the top!
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    By m-earle
    From: Concord, MA
    Oct 9, 2007

    Exellent line. Defininately worth checkinging out if you dig crack problems.

    By andy patterson
    Administrator
    From: Santa Barbara, CA
    Mar 24, 2008

    Worth leading, if only to practice placing gear while hanging off of difficult jams. Take a #1, #.75, and #.5 Camalot. Great location, and a good place to jump in the river on a hot day.

    By Ian G.
    From: PDX, OR
    May 22, 2009
    rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

    I'd second that, definitely worth leading.

    By Osprey
    From: ...
    Oct 14, 2011

    Worth leading, tr-ing, mini-ing, and soloing.

    This area is down canyon so it is great in the winter. But don't leave this one off of your summer list either. It is under the shade of the trees and the river is literally right there waiting to cool you off.

    My friend Jason Price and I use to hang a fixed line from it and play a game. Using mini-traxions, one of us would start up it. When that person reached the top, the second would start up while the first person down climbed the back side and ran around to the front. This would be repeated until the faster one could touch the slower one. Good times!

    By Adam Stackhouse
    Administrator
    Jan 18, 2012