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The Y Crack Area

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5.11 Problem, The TR 
Butthole Express T,S 
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Hairy Airy T 
Route 56 T 
Y Crack, The T,TR 

The Y Crack Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.16204, -117.05318 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 28, 2006
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Trout Cove parking area and trail from the Y Crack...

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The Area 

This is first section of climbs encountered via the hiking trail into the area. On ones left is the namesake route, the striking OW crack in the center of the face.

Getting There 

Just as one hikes up the trail from the road, this formation is visable. The trail continues along its base. Approach on a slow day is 2 minutes (!).

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Y Crack Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Y Crack Area:
The Flake   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   
The Y Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Butthole Express   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport   
Hairy Airy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 35'   
The 5.11 Problem   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR   
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Featured Route For The Y Crack Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the Chimney 5.3 ©

Chimney 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Y Crack Area
Right and around the corner of the Y crack is this obvious chimney. It is often done as a solo, but can be set-up as a TR as bolts/rings are at the top. The crux involves grabbing a horn and stepping out for an exposed move to gain the top. Fun...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Y Crack Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber topping out on The Y Crack (5.7), Dixon La...
Climber topping out on The Y Crack (5.7), Dixon La...
Rock Climbing Photo: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) near the Y Crack...
Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) near the Y Crack...
Rock Climbing Photo: The namesake of the Y-Crack Area. Butthole Express...
BETA PHOTO: The namesake of the Y-Crack Area. Butthole Express...
Rock Climbing Photo: The left line up the steep dishes is/was an incomp...
BETA PHOTO: The left line up the steep dishes is/was an incomp...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Y Crack Area...©
BETA PHOTO: The Y Crack Area...©

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By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 21, 2006
There are a couple of boulders on the top of the Y Crack that offer some moderate bouldering.

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