Trad, 120 ft (36 m),
Avg: 1.7 from 7
FA: Franziska and James Garrett, 31 December 1999
> W Desert
> Sheep Rock Area
An easy yet adventurous climb, Y2K Crackdown attacks an interesting line across four layers of rock. Each stratum is a little different, varying rock quality and features, each requiring a different set of techniques to ascend. Between layers, there are ample resting opportunities on ledge systems that collect rotten rock from above. It can be easy to run out your protection in these spots, so be careful not to slip on the loose debris. Chimneying and stemming are frequently used techniques, and jugs appear just as you think the climbing is getting tougher than the rating. A quick approach makes this a worthwhile warm up. This route is in the shade in the early afternoon; however, the belay up top is exposed.
About 40 meters to the north of the end of the cliff band, find a faint, left-facing dihedral. Above the dihedral is a deep groove that makes a large letter V in the horizon line. A bolted line resides just to the south of the route.
Medium to large camming devices, helmets and long runners to alleviate rope drag as the route wanders between strata. Belay from the two-bolt anchor of the neighboring sport route. Walk off to the north end of the cliff band and down a grassy gully.
At the start.
Green line does not appear on actual rock