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Hard Crack V3- 6A
Type: Boulder
FA: Old School
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Shared By: Tradiban on Feb 21, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A fine crack climb, thin hands. Listed as the only route here in the book at V4.


Straight up from trail on the east rim. Right or East of Atari.


Only space for one pad, stack two maybe. An uncontrolled fall would be very ugly.


Ben Horowitz
Ben Horowitz   Berkeley
Super great problem that is under appreciated by the boulder-bros that hang out around here. I'll smoke the dope and agree with the V1 rating... Super-secure ring-locks (although gently overhanging) to bomber hand-jams (and smaller hands could probably get the hand-jams earlier); seemed textbook 10+. I laughed pretty hard when I saw in the book it was rated V4. May 4, 2016
John Ericson   USA
Tim's and Russ's grading seem correct to me. It felt 5.10+, although hand size could change this a bit. Nov 30, 2015
Russ Walling
Russ Walling
10.C Mar 5, 2015
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
Neil Rankin   Winston-Salem, NC
Tim is high. It's 5.11. Mar 4, 2015
Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
One of the best and only splitters in Bishop. Nowhere near V4. If Bachar Cracker is V3/4, this thing is V1 max. It's scarier than hard. If it were on a route, the route would be 5.10, so in that case it might even be V0+. Of course, finger size might matter. I'm just saying it's definitely not 5.12 ... or 5.11. Really deserves more traffic. The landing is worse than Atari though, so take care. Mar 7, 2013