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Routes in L Crags (Sinister Slab Area)

Dedication. T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Faith Hope and Clarity T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Just Dreams T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
No Where To Run T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Persistence. T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Return of the Crocks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Seduction of Stone T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Sinister Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slabtastic T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
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Type: Trad, 1400 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Paul Ross, Marea Ross, May 30, 2006
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Jun 1, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Takes a line between Return of the Crocks and Sinister Slab. A classic slab route... good rock .Start at the lowest point of the slab between the two waves .Small cairn.
P1)Easy climbing to a bolt at 40',then straight up passing two more bolts to double anchors.170'5.8R
P2)Scramble easy slab passed small bushes to stance behind large flake on the right 140'
P3)Climb into the obvious shallow groove passed a bolt at about 110' then hand traverse left into another open groove. Pass another bolt then continue up groove to hanging belay.200'5.8R
P4)Move up right to a bolt near a pot hole then traverse right into and enter another groove .Up this to a rounded ledge, then right again to yet another groove follow this to double anchors.200' 5.7R.
From here one can 4th class about 700' to a fine summit.

Descent .One can rap the route or straight across south about 80' is the set up rap anchors of Return of the Crocks. To reach these climb an easy slab up to the left then easy down climb to anchors.Two raps to the foot of the prominent groove ,then rap to the top of pitch one of Faith Hope and Clarity. Rap to the ground..

Location

Approach from the Three Finger Canyon road . Park about quarter mile before the entrance and easy walk right (north) for about 20 mins . See photo of crag.

Protection

Cams one each from Alien to 3/4". 5mm cord slings useful for small rock spikes. Two 60 meter ropes

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