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Grape Nuts T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tecate Crunch T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Mike Strassman, Craig Broderick, late 1980s.
Page Views: 436 total, 3/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 13, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This two-pitch climb starts left of a right facing corner near the center of the tower. Climb face past bolts, to a crack, to a belay. Face climb past horizontal cracks. Rappel 200' or walk off right.


7 bolts, gear to 2.5".


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Bill Lundeen
Lee Vining, CA
Bill Lundeen   Lee Vining, CA
The rappel is not one 200'er as the description implies, but two 100' raps down Tecate Crunch. First one is exactly 100 ft; watch those rope ends.

Good climbing with a head's up second pitch... Plenty of bees in the hand crack in the middle of the first pitch on Oct 2 Sep 19, 2017
Although easy, the runout on the second pitch to me deserves an R due to the nature of the rock in this area. Apr 22, 2014
Weston L
Summerlin, NV
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
The first pitch epitomizes what a good mixed route should be. A little bit of some kitty litter/exfoliation going on, but the moves are awesome and it protects well. Fun little route in a very cool position Oct 9, 2011