Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: Joy Heron 1968
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Shared By: George Perkins on Apr 21, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Heron's Fissure is the right leaning crack just to the right of the cave, that passes through the huecoed face.
Moves are fun stemming, and the crack is wide hands to fists and provides good pro the whole way. The big huecos are neat, and not as positive as they appear from below.

Because the bottom 15' of this climb is very easy blocky scrambling, this climb feels shorter than most at Potrillo.

Original rating? 5.7
Current rating in guidebooks? 5.8+


This is the crack just to the right of the obvious cave.
It's climb #31 in Gary Clark's online Potrillo guide


Cams from 1 to 4".
Save some pro to build an anchor at the top, or tie off trees with static rope.


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