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Battle of the Bulge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Climbing on Face-book T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Do or Fly T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grenade Launcher T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Machine World 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V3 6A
Puppy Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Rich Graziano on Apr 1, 2008
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Nice hand and finger crack. The crux is 15 feet or so off the deck. It's a great crack for teaching basic crack climbing technique.


It's a two minute walk south of the backcountry permit center. It's located on the northwest side at the very base of the dome.


Eats all kinds of pro (nuts, SLCDs, hexes, etc.) and there are stout natural anchors on top.
Larry S
Boulder, CO
Larry S   Boulder, CO
Great place for beginners to be introduced to crack technique, or trad leading. To bad it isn't longer. Feb 20, 2016
Steven Wolpe
Ojai, CA
Steven Wolpe   Ojai, CA
Great intro to climbing in Tuolumne. Really fun, but really short! Helped me get a feel for jamming.

No need to stress the trees, good placements for cams, just need to be extended. Aug 13, 2015
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
Lead to RIGHT of trees to save them rope wear! Also your top rope shouldn't run along them this way. Jul 23, 2012
Kevin Heckeler
Upstate New York
Kevin Heckeler   Upstate New York
Easy to build a gear anchor. Trees get tired at crags like this from overuse. Given enough time there will be no trees. If you can use a gear anchor and walk off climber's left. Good climb and very well protected. Sep 17, 2011
Josh Cameron
Sacramento, California
Josh Cameron   Sacramento, California
Great intro. for beginner leaders to Tuolumne. Aug 31, 2011
Sasquach Broom
Flagstaff, AZ
Sasquach Broom   Flagstaff, AZ
Would be GREAT if it were longer! Jul 7, 2009