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East Face of Buzzard's Roost
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Texas Crude 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Chris Lyons
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Submitted By: sirhctrebor on Dec 28, 2006
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Description 

Texas Crude is a fantastic steep crack that is easily protected and soaks up many slightly tight hand jams.


Location 

Texas Crude is one of the far left climbs on the East Face. Find Fear of Flying (splitter, tall, and wide crack in dihedral), and look left for steep hand crack that begins on a small boulder step.


Protection 

Bring a small E-Rock rack heavy on the #1 Camalots. There are no anchors up top, but you can scramble up and far right to find the descent trail, which leads you to the far right base of the East Face.



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By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 22, 2007

Best practice for jamming in the park. Run many laps on this so you can be strong when you get out of texas.

By Bjorn
From: Near Joshua Tree
Mar 25, 2009

I have always felt this is the best crack in the Fear of Flying alcove and one of the best in the park. Kicks FOF's ass for sheer crack climbing bliss.

By Garth Magee
Aug 6, 2012

I belayed the first ascent. Chris insisted on doing it barefoot. Crude indeed....