Type: Sport, TR, 110 ft
FA: Ed Keefe & Menzo Baird (1989)
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Shared By: John Knight on Sep 11, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Description

To find this route, just look right of P-Crack. It follows the obvious "black streak". This route shares the middle and upper P-Crack anchors. If lead from the ground, this route is over 100'. You can top rope the route after climbing P-Crack. To top rope, your climber will need to climb up about 20' of 4th class in the BIG crack that leads to the 1st P-Crack anchors (or bring a 70 meter rope!). The bolts are currently the original quarter-inchers placed by Ed & Menzo in 1989. They include some home made hangers to boot. Lichen adds another interesting element. This could be a really great route if properly cleaned & re-bolted.

Protection

If led from the ground, bring a bunch (8?) of draws and small pro. The lower section is lead with gear, while the upper section has 3 bolts.

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"I'd be happy to replace the bolts (and clean lichen) "

Watch it John! Remember what happened the last time you "cleaned lichen"?! Sep 13, 2004
Jon Hanlon
SLO
  5.10b R
Jon Hanlon   SLO
  5.10b R
Desperate!

I would be too scared to lead this thing even with new bolts! As it is, I wouldn't even hang a houseplant from those bolts.

I tr'd it expecting "5.9+" but I would agree with the "at least .10a" opinion. I guess I would call it 5.9 plus one. Oct 28, 2006
vincent L.
Redwood City
5.10b R
vincent L.   Redwood City
5.10b R
The route is pretty clean these days. It is runout and a few of the bolts are old and don't inspire much confidence.

It is a pretty good route though with good moves on mostly solid rock. Apr 9, 2008
Jon Hanlon
SLO
  5.10b R
Jon Hanlon   SLO
  5.10b R
I am happy to see the .10b consensus...I thought it was just me! Apr 10, 2008
Feels 10d or 11a to me. Easily top roped from P Crack anchors using a Black Streak bolt as a directional. Difficulty maybe has changed over the years due to holds coming off? Nov 7, 2017