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Strawberry Fields 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jon St John on Dec 16, 2006
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Splitter hand crack; crux is about 2/3 of the way up. An optional second pitch goes at 5.11a.


Obvious splitter hand crack in the Reflector Oven area.


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

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Matt Murry high up.
Matt Murry high up.
Ico, back for more fun and verbal abuse.
Ico, back for more fun and verbal abuse.
Me leading Strawberry Fields.
BETA PHOTO: Me leading Strawberry Fields.
There's some bomber hex placements on this route!
There's some bomber hex placements on this route!
Nathan Sydnor rapping down Strawberry Fields
Nathan Sydnor rapping down Strawberry Fields
Nothing but pure sweet hand jams. <br /> <br />PS: And a few finger locks in the crux. You can layback if you see fit of course.
Nothing but pure sweet hand jams.

PS: And a few f...
Probably the best 5.9 splitter in the east/south.
Probably the best 5.9 splitter in the east/south.
Heading up on top rope
Heading up on top rope
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By Eric D
From: Gnarnia
Mar 1, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

PG13? It's a splitter crack, you get gear anywhere you want it the whole way up!

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 Joe Forrester
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Aug 24, 2007

PG13, honestly? Give me a break. You can get gear in anywhere on the climb.

By franciscov
From: Albuquerque, NM
Sep 17, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

5.9 very safe.

By Jon St John
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 12, 2007

Sorry about the PG13 - must have been an accident when I added the route way back when. Fixed now! Enjoy.

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

Fun route. P2- more a boulder problem than a pitch, is tough right off the beay 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.