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Shared By: tscupp on Jan 12, 2012
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A Haycock classic highball finger crack.


On a side trail off the main Caves Trail. After walking the to Caves Area from either side of Haycock (Hangar 18 or Top Rock), follow a short trail north/uphill from the Caves, until this holy grail of a finger crack shines through the foliage.


Pads, spotters, not a route you want to fall off.


Larry S
Easton, PA
Larry S   Easton, PA
You can get too and from this route via the top rock trail between hanger 18 and area 51 easier than from the caves trail. After you re-enter the woods from the brush-field that was clear-cut a few years ago heading towards area 51, walk a few hundred feet and look for white splotches painted on the trees to your right. If you follow these (there is no trail, just bushwacking) and trend a bit left off of them, after about 200 yards, you'll end up at the top of 3 star. It's tough if you've never been there because the climb faces away from you in kind of a pit, you can't see it coming, it is not a large outcrop visable from this approach. You have to downscramble to get to it's base. If you're too far right, you'll end up on looking at a messy down scramble, but if you turn and look left, you can see the face of 3 star about 100 feet away. Oct 15, 2012
Eric Johns
Philadelphia, PA
Eric Johns   Philadelphia, PA
Thanks for the navigation tip Larry. I tried unsuccessfully twice to find 3 star from the caves trail, then tried your route and found it right away. The talus fields at haycock can be quite tricky; you can be close to a certain problem you're looking for, but never have line of sight and miss it. 2 minor additions to Larrys post: there are a number of white blazes on the trees in this area, and not in a straight line marking an obvious trail, either. Look for the left-most blazes as you bushwhack downhill. There are a few cairns out there too; they may have marked a trail at one point but it's no longer clear. However, I built a small cairn on top of a prominent pyramidal Boulder within 30 feet of the top of 3 star. Hopefully this cairn will remain for awhile and make it easier to find 3 star from this approach. Feb 17, 2017
John Bowen
Eastern Sierra
John Bowen   Eastern Sierra
Eric's cairn is still there. It helped me for sure. Here's a pin 40.485480,-75.219294 Nov 28, 2017