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Soviet Union 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Ray Olsen & John Long, 1985 (TR); FL: Paul Craven and Jim Dunn 1985
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Submitted By: Steve Juhasz on May 19, 2001
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BETA PHOTO: Soviet Union (5.11c), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Not easy to get to, but well worth the hike. Once you reach the cliff base and warm up with the awesome 5.9's Popular Mechanics and Ace of Spades, follow the cliff further uphill to your right for about 150 meters. You will arrive at Soviet Union. The crack is shaped like a left-facing sickle (hence the name) and starts in a small left-facing corner capped by a roof. The thin crack above is cruxy, and the rest of the flake is quite easy. Bolted anchor on top.


Protection 

RP's, a few small stoppers and small tcu's



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By C Miller
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Nov 11, 2003

FA: Ray Olsen and John Long, 1985 (TR); FL: Paul Craven and Jim Dunn, 1985

By Murf
May 9, 2005
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Fun steep climbing that can be very well protected.