South OW aka Front Crack
Avg: 2.3 from 20 votes
|Type:||Trad, 40 ft|
|Page Views:||2,988 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||Brian Weinstein on Aug 11, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe route is located through the brush about 100 feet south of the roof route area. It's a prominent hand crack start followed by a short offwidth and tops out on a blocky face. Start with the nice hand crack (5.7+) for 15 feet to the offwidth. Enter the offwidth and grunt through (crux) whereupon climbing eases towards the top.
Note that a TR can also be set from above.
A nice and quick intro to hand cracks and offwidths.
ProtectionBringa a rack of hand and offwidth size protection. A rack with 1 small set of stoppers/tri-cams for the upper section and anchor is useful.
Per patrick donahue: bring a rack from BD c4 #2-#6, and a rack of small nuts for the top is nice.