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Big Mac Chimney T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
California Night T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2 5+
Honeynut Cherrios TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Patchouli arete TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Patchouli face/Hippy cave area TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rasta face TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Welcome Home TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Trad, 25 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: GregH on Feb 21, 2009
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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From California Night, head directly towards the crack, scramble through some bushes and start the crack from the left side. Climb on top of a flake/block that sits in the crack. Once on top of the block, down climb into the crack. Start Chimneying. Notice that the crack does not look that tall from outside. Inside however, you see that the rock goes into the ground and it is a long drop.

Unless you want to protect this with a Big Bro, this climb is most easily just soloed. Once you are in it, is quite secure. The chimney is the perfect size to jam your knee and take a rest anytime.


This is the large crack right next California Night. You can see it from the road.
Down climb left off the boulder.




Clairemont Mesa, CA
atp   Clairemont Mesa, CA
If you think big mac is just more east of cali night then #20-big mac- seems it could be to high up the mountain for all i can to be phantom :) via the brueckner guide big mac would be closer to longs right. looking at the distancing of the numbers its hard to be accurate on just how far from each boulder the different climbs are...but big mac is definitely not near cali night, and if its a chim then the description should not be lie back.. Feb 28, 2012
San Diego, CA
GregH   San Diego, CA
atp- totally agreed, if Brueckners guide is accurate this is definitely NOT Big Mac. BIg Mac would be a few more boulders over, its an even bigger chimney. Feb 27, 2012
Clairemont Mesa, CA
atp   Clairemont Mesa, CA
If that is "Big Mac" 5.8 from Brueckners 1987's guide then something is mixed up, it shows BM closer to Long's Crack by Seminar wall and a lie back...? Feb 20, 2012
Galloway, NJ
G.McCay   Galloway, NJ
Name that I got, being brought up at Woodson since '81, was "Big Mac." May 9, 2011
San Diego, CA
GregH   San Diego, CA
sorry Adam didn't mean to short change you there. Route Photo by Adam Stackhouse Jun 2, 2009
No recorded name that I can find, although some of the old(er) timers might have something. BTW, photo credit goes to someone doesn't it? Mar 1, 2009
San Diego, CA
GregH   San Diego, CA
I put a route name, simply because it looked nicer. If anyone knows the real name just let me know. It is not in the SD guidebook. Mar 1, 2009