Routes in 5.8 Crag
|5.8 Crack by the Road, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Arm and Hammer S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Asbury Park S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Blue Spotted Tail TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Blueballs at Christmas T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R|
|Bolt And Run S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Central Park TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Chimney of Doom T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Granny's Route S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|License to Ill T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Milksnake T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Milktoast S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Moe Pup Sensation S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Only a Crow S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Pump Up the Volume S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Raven S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Romancing The Snake T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Romancing the Stone S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Sky Pilot S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Snake Skin Slab S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Terrace, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
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Description5.8 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at 8 Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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