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South American Crack 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: boulderkeith on May 11, 2010

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Torian L. on lead for S.A.C

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This climb is a short layback dihedral on the South American Boulders. At only 30' in length, it is short but is strenuous for the grade.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ale TR'ing South American Crack.
Ale TR'ing South American Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fliers surveys the dihedral.
Fliers surveys the dihedral.
Rock Climbing Photo: Butt shot
Butt shot
Rock Climbing Photo: South American Crack in the dihedral on the left, ...
BETA PHOTO: South American Crack in the dihedral on the left, ...

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By Zach Wahrer
From: The Road
Jan 29, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Its easy to set up a TR (a #4, #3, and #2 C4 work nicely) on this climb by scrambling up the boulders around the right hand side from the crack. Marvel at the 13b arete climb as you pass by it. That thing is beast!
By DennisL
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 19, 2014

Beta: jamming your right foot straight makes the whole climb a lot less strenuous than a full layback.

A #4 is crucial and a #5 is twice as nice!
By marshall moose
From: Golden, Colorado
Dec 24, 2014

I definitely would suggest a #5 unless you want to layback the whole thing and get it over with quickly. I severely dislike laybacks so I offwidth climbed it near the top - you can reach in and get fingers in the flake so it's pretty reasonable. Definitely worth stopping by on the way back from Buzzard's Roost.

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