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Patricia Lake Grack
Avg: 1.9 from 25 votes
Routes in First Cliff
|Breathless Arete S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Columbine T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Flyin' High T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Forces of Nature T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Freedom Fighter T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Golden Flake T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Living the Dream T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Modern Trad T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Patricia Lake Grack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pie in the Sky T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Satin Rose T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Shaft, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sons of Liberty T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Whiz Bang T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Eric Sorenson, Barry Oswick, Peter Schultz. 09/03|
|Page Views:||1,162 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||outdooreric on Feb 25, 2007|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionP1(5.10a): Starts in a shallow left-facing corner with a fixed pin or two visible from the ground. After about 20 feet, move slightly right for a little face climbing past an overlap (crux, another pin) to gain the main big corner that is followed to the top of the tower. Belay at a one bolt and a natural gear anchor at the top of the tower.
I am upgrading this pitch to 5.10a. I thought that after cleaning it would get easier, so I rated it 5.8; it has actually gotten harder!
P2(5.9): Continue up the broken crack system in the same corner until it becomes a chimney. Pulling around the chockstone at the top is the crux. Move right to the P2 anchor for Pie in the Sky and rappel that route.
The name comes from the classic Grack, Center route in Yosemite. My father was on the first ascent of that route and always told me that the name was short for "Grassy Crack". The grass is now long gone, but back then I guess it had some vegetation. This route reminded me of that because there was some veg to clean out and it was also my first multi-pitch first ascent I completed.