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The Snatch

5.10a, Trad, 50 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 15 votes
FA: Roger Linfield, March 1979
California > Joshua Tree NP > Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - E Side


A hand crack with a short face climbing start and an offwidth exit in a shady location.


To the left of Jughead and just right of the wide, short D.E. chimney.


Standard rack up to 3 or 4 inches

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Devin at the steep finish
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[Hide Comment] Classy little crack line! Closer to 50' than the 80' listed here. No dreaded OW, maybe only a 5' long section of cups-to-fist with big faceholds alongside. Mostly just steep hands on good rock with a short fingery crux at the bottom. Jan 22, 2013
[Hide Comment] Fun! A low angled featured face leads to a shelf off of which is a bouldery crux followed by solid hands. The crack tapers toward the back so you can pick your jam size.

To get off we climbed the short feature in the corner up and to the climbers right then walked south west under the wave feature then curved back around right to the base of the climb. Nov 23, 2014