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Routes in Pathetic Dome

All Redheads Smell T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pathetic Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pathetic Dike T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
n00bulator (aka Pathetic Face) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Mark J. Nelson on Jan 1, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Pathetic Crack is the obvious, wide crack splitting Pathetic Dome. Don't let the guidebook fool you; it's definitely NOT a "hand crack."

The 5.6 crux is in the first ten feet of offwidth, followed by pleasant chimneying on up.

If you're planning to toprope Pathetic Face (well worth doing, since you're already here), it's just as efficient to top out left on Pathetic Crack and only build the anchor once.


Offwidth rack; nothing small, up through a #4 Camalot.


Choss Chasin'
Torrance, CA
Choss Chasin'   Torrance, CA
I found the first 10 feet easier than the rest. Not a bad climb but I don't think "pleasant" is an applicable description for an off-width! However, good secure lead. Jan 8, 2011
DJ Reyes
Northern Nevada
DJ Reyes   Northern Nevada
Soled this in 2004. It's not a bad with some variation in the width for some interesting changes in technique. Nov 20, 2010
A little better than the name implies. The downclimb through the chimney was as fun as the climb itself. A good confidence builder for offwidths. Feb 10, 2003