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Elevation: 4,100 ft 1,250 m
GPS: 34.0286, -116.1829
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At just about the time you hit Keys Corner Parking Lot, if you look to the right you'll see this crag across the desert floor blooming in the early morning sun. If you park at the pullout past Keys Corner you will probably be able to identify Right and Left Mel Cracks, the standout climbs of the crag.

The crag has climbs on the lower tier and on upper tiers to the left and right of the Mel Cracks.

Not a popular crag, but a good place on a warm day to spend time in the shade honing your skills on steep clean cracks which range anywhere from 5.8 up to 5.11c.

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From Entrance West pass Keys Corner Parking Lot and then turn right onto the Lost Horse Dirt Road. Park in the second pullout to the left.

Hike basically west, following a faint use trial, across the desert floor, about 15/20 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mel's Diner

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Left Mel Crack
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Pell Mel
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 113
Right Mel Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Piranha
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Other Voices
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Left Mel Crack
 109
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Pell Mel
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Right Mel Crack
 113
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Piranha
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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