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Description

5.8 Crag is a somewhat shady crag at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain that is visible from the road. Due to its proximity to the road, 5.8 Crag is well traveled and popular with large groups of topropers. The Main Cliff and the upper crags are also easily reached via a "secret" (sshhh!) trail that ascends from the far right end of this crag, making 5.8 Crag a good choice for the cranksters who want to warm up en route to the "proj."

Those hoping 5.8 Crag will live up to its name will not be disappointed, however about half of climbs here range from 5.10 to 5.12. If approaching from the road, the first route you will see is Romancing The Stone (5.10c), which ascend to the right of a blunt arete before launching into a pumpy traverse and overhanging jug haul.

The gently overhanging wall to the right of Romancing The Stone is home to the wall's only 5.12 and a side-by-side set of 5.11s. For the most part the climbs become progressively less steep and easier as you move left of Romancing the Stone. Notable climbs here include a 5.7 hand crack that is protected with gear and two 5.8s that have one or two interesting moves.

Getting There

Park at either lot (but never on the road!) and follow the main trail that parallels the road west out of the small lot. Continue straight past the wooden stairs, crossing a small foot bridge and in a couple minutes you are there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 5.8 Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 114
The 5.8 Crack by the Road
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Chimney of Doom
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 244
Snake Skin Slab
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 121
Moe Pup Sensation
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 272
Bolt And Run
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Romancing The Snake
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 318
Romancing the Stone
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 122
Milktoast
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 25
License to Ill
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Arm and Hammer
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 106
Sky Pilot
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 16
Blueballs at Christmas
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 73
Pump Up the Volume
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The 5.8 Crack by the Road
 114
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chimney of Doom
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Snake Skin Slab
 244
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moe Pup Sensation
 121
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bolt And Run
 272
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Romancing The Snake
 22
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Romancing the Stone
 318
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Milktoast
 122
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
License to Ill
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Arm and Hammer
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sky Pilot
 106
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Blueballs at Christmas
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
Pump Up the Volume
 73
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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