Type: Trad Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: John Bragg
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Shared By: Pinklebear on May 6, 2002
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Description

If this thing were on the ground, it'd make for a great boulder problem, but unfortunately it's about 20 feet high, so you should probably rope up. Cinch Crack is the obvious, overhanging splitter (out a sort of roof/prow) low on Hawk-Eagle Ridge, just before the chimney downclimb that deposits you in the big gully by Wind Tower.

A fixed pin w/ some tat and a fixed Alien can be supplemented with trad pro. Hard moves and long reaches gain the lip. Head up the crack to a double-bolt anchor (1/4") or better yet, down climb and down aid to get your gear back.

This is Old school 5.12b, meaning hard as hell!

Protection

This pitch is short so you don't need much. Metolius blue, yellow (double-up) orange and black to back up the fixed mank.

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YDPL8S
Santa Monica, Ca.
  5.12b
YDPL8S   Santa Monica, Ca.
  5.12b
I tried this many years ago on toprope. I thought it was a very tongue-in-cheek name at the time and only made it up the thing with numerous "hangs". I was told at the time that it was 5.10. Feb 10, 2009
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
The webbing in the belay/rap station above this pitch is currently in pretty bad shape (5/29/11) and should be replaced/refreshed. If you head up there to do Cinch Crack, please take some extra. May 30, 2011