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Crank Start Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 890 total, 12/month
Shared By: Ryan Nevius on Dec 22, 2011
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Crank Start Crack (aka Kern Crank Start) is a good, but short crack that is right off the road. The crux is right off the ground. Its location makes it a good quick stop when heading up river.


Directly across the street from Chico Flat. Look for the sign on the left side of the road, a couple hundred yards past the parking area for the New Directions cluster. There is a tree growing directly right of the crack that keeps it relatively shaded a lot of the time.


Pro .5" to 2". Bolts on top can be accessed from behind to set up a top rope.