The Y Crack
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BETA PHOTO: The Y Crack (5.7+) following the obvious big crack...
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
Tucker Tech on The Y Crack
David Leoncini. The Y-Crack.
Justin Leoncini. Age 9. The Y-Crack.
|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 Raquel ROCKY Robles|
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 13, 2011
TR'd. Great place to practice on lie back and crack techniques.
|By Ryan N|
From: Bay Area
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.