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Routes in Lechlinski Crack Formation

Black Nipple Fetish T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Crazy Xenoliths S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Keith's 10,000 Girlfriends S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Keith's Ripped Back S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lechlinski Cracks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Roberts Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
S Crack, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Waugh Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mike Lechlinski and company
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Shared By: M. Morley on Sep 30, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Scramble up boulders to base of route. The route is identified by twin "cracks", although the left crack is more of a flake. The crux is low off the ground. Great jamming above.

Descend via rapping off flake slung with webbing and one quicklink. Webbing needs replacement as of 10/1/02.

Protection

Pro to 3".

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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.9
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.9
The crux is indeed low to the ground. Quite strenuous and technical too, solid 5.9. There's an old rusty bolt hanger to the left, looks like someone tried to find an alternative. Mar 30, 2003
There's also a trivial walk off. From the top of the climb scramble up 10' or so behind you to the top of the formation and head pretty much directly away from the climb, veering slightly right. Drop down a slab/ramp to the right of a big boulder then continue over stacked blocks until you can tunnel beneath one of them leading to 50' of blocks to hop down (easy), then contour around right beneath a slabby area back to your packs. Takes about 5 minutes to get back to your pack. Jan 21, 2003