Struggler is another short dome-like cliff along the west side of the N. Fork of the Consumnes river. It boasts many easy topropes on knobby faces along with a couple of off-width cracks. Everything is easily top roped from the bolts atop the cliff.
From the road, follow the main trail downhill, through Dinkum Gully until you're to the bottom of Buck's Bar Dome. From here, the trail splits. Take the right fork and in about 30 feet you'll be below a 20 foot cliff. This is struggler. It is clearly identified by its two wide cracks.
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Struggler 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'
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Splitter 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : ... : Struggler Cliff
This short but fun route requires a bit of crack climbing technique. The crack off the ground is offwidth as it's too big for fingers and too small for normal size hands. A couple of strenuous layback moves get you to a stance with a bomber hand jam that gets you up and over to easier ground. Easier lower angle climbing gets you to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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