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Routes in Isles Corridor - Left Side

Crack 2 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crack 5 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crack 6 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crack 4 T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Descent Crack T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Dreamworld T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Free Electric T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Grounder T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Heavy Mettle T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Darshan Ahluwalia on Apr 16, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Cool, burly route. Splitter as the others in the Corridor, but not as straight forward. The climb starts off with 5.9 hand/fist jamming but becomes increasingly more difficult as the crack widens. The crux is three-quarters of the way up at the roof/bulge. Climb through the roof with awkward fist and arm bar moves while stemming your feet on face holds. This part is burly! Over the roof is more wide-crack climbing to the top out.

Location

This splitter crack is located in Isles Corridor. Approach the Isles in the Sky crag by scrambling up third and fourth class slab. On the ledge where Bird of Fire is, keep walking left around the wall past Dolphin and Nectar. Scramble up and over the slab on your right to find Isles Corridor. Immediately on your left is a 5.2 crack up the slab, which can be used as a descent from the formation. Alternatively, rap or lower from the slung rock above the routes.

Crack #6 is on the left, to the right of Grounder, Crack #4 and Crack #5.

Protection

Lots and lots of wide hand sizes. You'll need some big pieces for the top, too (offwidth).
Kyle vH
 
Kyle vH  
 
I thought this was a little soft for 10a--easier than Bird of Fire. Definitely lie-back, its secure and just a few moves until you're back in the crack. Enjoyable jugs at the start to thoughtful crack. Jul 26, 2017
caughtinside
Oakland CA
 
caughtinside   Oakland CA
 
I jammed the crux and found it to be tougher than 10a. Second breezed through on the lieback and called me a sucker. Fun crack. Jan 9, 2012
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
good lord, do not try to fist jam through the bulge- that'd crank the grade up considerably. good footwork, stemming, and liebacking works much better and keeps the grade at around .10a.

great climb! Oct 28, 2007
Meredith DB
Boulder, CO
  5.10a
Meredith DB   Boulder, CO
  5.10a
Great climb! Very fun. I didn't use much offwidth technique on this climb. Laybacking the crux seems to work well. May 14, 2006