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Routes in The Y Crack Area

5.11 Problem, The TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Butthole Express T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chimney T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Flake, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hairy Airy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Route 56 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Y Crack, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 4, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Who would have guessed that this is the namesake route for this area. Easily identified on the approach, this great climb involves a thin crack start to a crux move about a third of the way up, where an arching crack meets on the left. Liebacking the OW portion until the Y choice is made, adds to the dimension of moves on this route. Near the top, either L/R finish goes the same, but going right adds a bit of exposure. Highly Recomended


Standard rack, with a large cam option. Two bolts for the anchor/TR
I was able to use the 5 during this lead and I was glad I had it. Nice long problem for the area. Jul 17, 2017
Andrew TST  
One of my first climbs upon moving to San Diego. Still love to go back and climb it, what a great forearm pumper. Nov 27, 2012
Ryan N
Bellingham, WA
Ryan N   Bellingham, WA
A definite sandbag at 5.7. I'm a descent crack climber and I struggled with it. Couple of #2,3,4 and a 5 to walk up. Very dirty offwidth like some Vedawoo crack. Oct 13, 2012
Adam Stackhouse    
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
TR'd. Great place to practice on lie back and crack techniques. Aug 13, 2011
This is a route everyone who thinks climbing is for them, should do. Classic! Nov 28, 2008
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Fun lead for the grade and well-protected. I enjoy a good crack with no more than a short offwidth section. Jan 27, 2008