The Crescent Direct
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BETA PHOTO: the Crescent Direct, Upper Gibraltar
Climb the obvious thin crack (5.8+, the crux of the route) that is just to the right of the starting bolts on A Route Runs Through It. It is possible to place nuts and TCUs or to reach left and to clip bolts. When you reach the break, climb the left-leaning crack through the bulge. Once on the ledge atop the overhanging section, move 8 feet left and then follow the steep, crescent-shaped crack up and then right. From the top of the crack head straight up clipping the last two bolts of A Route Runs Through It.
Gear from tiny to 3", bolts.
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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 13, 2010
This is a much more natural and enjoyable line than the original line for The Crescent. This is also one of the most sustained and interesting moderate routes in all of Santa Barbara.