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Routes in Painted Crack Boulder

10a Face TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
10d Face TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Painted Crack, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Painted Face, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Painted Traverse TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V0-1 4+
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Type: Trad, Boulder, 15 ft
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 7, 2007 with updates
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Climb

The hand/fist crack that splits the boulders.


#3 or 4 camalots, or just a boulder pad.


Safty Third
San Diego, CA
Safty Third   San Diego, CA
Just relax on the hand jams, and be patient slotting the feet. If you're new to jamming maybe run some laps on the 5.7 hand crack (don't use any face holds for the feet, just keep them in the crack) in dog pile and really get the footwork down. After you do this one run up masochist, another one that will really test you on solid jams while you work the feet out. Sep 10, 2016
San Diego, Ca
jeffblankman   San Diego, Ca
This is a GREAT, jammable crack. If your crack tech. is solid it should offer no problems whatsoever. Not too high, and the landing is good. If you've no pad or spotter, do it in yer approach shoes (great size for the foot jams) if you're nervous about peeling off: hurts a lot less than landing in climbing shoes! Jan 19, 2016
Chris Kehoe
  5.8 V0-
Chris Kehoe  
  5.8 V0-
Probably my favorite crack at Santee. This can definitely eat a bit of your back hand. Jul 12, 2015
Dean Olson
Dean Olson  
Challenging jams in the middle. Key right toe halfway up on face. Great way to break down crack jamming form.

Not sure why pro is listed here. I would have just liked a crash pad. Nov 1, 2011

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