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Strawberry Fields 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jon St John on Dec 16, 2006

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Description 

Splitter hand crack; crux is about 2/3 of the way up. An optional second pitch goes at 5.11a.

Location 

Obvious splitter hand crack in the Reflector Oven area.

Protection 

Small - medium sized cams. Two-bolt anchor at top.


Photos of Strawberry Fields Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Murry high up.
Matt Murry high up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ico, back for more fun and verbal abuse.
Ico, back for more fun and verbal abuse.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading Strawberry Fields.
BETA PHOTO: Me leading Strawberry Fields.
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up on top rope
Heading up on top rope
Rock Climbing Photo: never a bad time to climb this beauty
never a bad time to climb this beauty
Rock Climbing Photo: Nothing but pure sweet hand jams.  PS: And a few f...
Nothing but pure sweet hand jams. PS: And a few f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nathan Sydnor rapping down Strawberry Fields
Nathan Sydnor rapping down Strawberry Fields
Rock Climbing Photo: Placing gear before the crux
Placing gear before the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Probably the best 5.9 splitter in the east/south.
Probably the best 5.9 splitter in the east/south.
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the pitch. Rope solo.
Top of the pitch. Rope solo.

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By Steve C
From: Missoula, MT
Apr 18, 2007

Agreed. Gear from .5-3" all the way up. Second pitch is great too with a tough lieback right from the ledge.
By Steven Traylor
Jun 1, 2007

Killer route...this route, Eagle's Gift, and the oh my god dihedral are must do's

its always good to be on the rag on a nice october day
By Dennis
Jul 18, 2007

I was surprised to find such a great splitter on the east coast. The 10+ chimney/crack 25 feet to the left of Strawberry is worthwhile as well.

If you're there when the bushes are low, go to Bushwhack crack (10+) and The The (13). Bushwhack is a gorgeous hand/fist splitter on sharp J-tree like rock. The anchors are fixed nuts placed horizontally; they look sketchy but held me. The anchors at The The, a fingers/ring locks crack, were bomber and shiny as of this past April 2007.
By franciscov
From: Albuquerque, NM
Sep 17, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

5.9 very safe.
By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Jun 6, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun route. P2- more a boulder problem than a pitch, is tough right off the belay so place (thin) gear early to avoid bouncing off the belay ledge!
By Ross Purnell
From: Palmyra
Jun 10, 2009

I was here June 6, 2009. The stinging nettles along the path were chest-high all the way from the Ridge Trail, down the Bushwhack Trail all the way to the base of the Reflector Oven at the cave. It was cool and shady with no stinging nettles at the base of the climb.

Wear pants and long-sleeve shirts and you'll be fine. We had shorts and 15 minutes of discomfort both ways. Nobody at the climb...I guess with good reason.
By Doug hyp
Apr 18, 2016

Yesterday 16 apr 2016 my party and I had to leave in a hurried fashion.
The climb was great fun.
My partner unbeknownst to me left 4 pieces of my gear in strawberry fields.
2) cams
1) tricam
1) stopper w/ QuickDraw
I am going to back to retrieve them probably Thursday if anyone happens to get there first please be kind enough to leave them for me. It would be so much appreciated.
Cheers!

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