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Routes in Northeast Face

Cragmont Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cragmont Undercling T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Face TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Independence TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mont Crackula T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Moss Slab TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: kclark on Sep 6, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb the face to the left of Beginners crack.

Protection

Top rope. Use same anchors as Beginners Crack

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theschwill
Oakland, California
theschwill   Oakland, California
This is a fun little climb. Good quality rock and solid feet throughout it. It's a bit more straightforward than the crack to the right. It's 5.6-7 until the last few moves, and even those are definitely not harder than 5.8, unless of course you are using the Touchstone (Berkeley Iron Works, GWPC, Mission Cliffs) climbing gym rating system. There are two bolts at the top. One is spinning, and the other is good. I would still back it up with some pro, if possible. This is more fun that what lies to the right. Mar 26, 2017
Nicole BI
Oakland, CA
Nicole BI   Oakland, CA
It's not sandstone, it's a volcanic rock called rhyolite. Here's more than you ever wanted to know about it: ncgeolsoc.org/FieldTripInfo… Jul 8, 2016
Aaron Leong
Hayward CA
  5.10a/b
Aaron Leong   Hayward CA
  5.10a/b
UPDATE: 4 years after the last post - I think much of the holds from mid-point up have worn away (this is sandstone, after all) a bit making the send more like a 5.10a/b. The "a" rating would be located slightly above the halfway point, to the left of the crack, while "b" would be the smooth surface (like the Moss Face) at last 7-8 ft before the bolts. Jul 4, 2016
I still give this one a 5.8, but Brian and I often disagree on how easy a route is. Jun 14, 2012
Brian Snider
NorCal
 
Brian Snider   NorCal
 
Not sure what I was thinking, climbed this the other day and it did seem to have a 5.10 move towards the top. Apr 10, 2012
Brian Snider
NorCal
 
Brian Snider   NorCal
 
Maybe 5.8+ if your blind. Nov 5, 2011
Floyd Hayes
  5.10a
Floyd Hayes  
  5.10a
Maybe a hold or two has broken off. I've top-roped it a few times in recent years and it's much harder than 5.8! Sep 28, 2010