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The Y Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 4, 2006

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Justin Leoncini. Age 9. The Y-Crack.

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Who would have guessed that this is the namesake route for this area. Easily identified on the approach, this great climb involves a thin crack start to a crux move about a third of the way up, where an arching crack meets on the left. Liebacking the OW portion until the Y choice is made, adds to the dimension of moves on this route. Near the top, either L/R finish goes the same, but going right adds a bit of exposure. Highly Recomended


Standard rack, with a large cam option. Two bolts for the anchor/TR

Photos of The Y Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Y Crack (5.7+) following the obvious big crack...
BETA PHOTO: The Y Crack (5.7+) following the obvious big crack...
Rock Climbing Photo: David Leoncini. The Y-Crack.
David Leoncini. The Y-Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tucker Tech on The Y Crack
Tucker Tech on The Y Crack

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27, 2008

Fun lead for the grade and well-protected. I enjoy a good crack with no more than a short offwidth section.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Nov 28, 2008

This is a route everyone who thinks climbing is for them, should do. Classic!
By RockyR
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 13, 2011

TR'd. Great place to practice on lie back and crack techniques.
By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 16, 2012

By Ryan N
From: Bellingham, WA
Oct 13, 2012

A definite sandbag at 5.7. I'm a descent crack climber and I struggled with it. Couple of #2,3,4 and a 5 to walk up. Very dirty offwidth like some Vedawoo crack.
By Andrew TST
Nov 27, 2012

One of my first climbs upon moving to San Diego. Still love to go back and climb it, what a great forearm pumper.

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