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Routes in The Grack Area

A Mother's Lament T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Cow-Center Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cow-Left Side, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cow-Right Side, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grack - Center, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Grack - Left Side, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grack Wrong T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Grack, Marginal, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Grack, Right Side, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Hoppy's Favorite T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Tightrope T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Valley Hizeman T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: JP Griffith on Jul 4, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Rockfall danger higher than usual on Glacier Point Apron Details
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Climb up the first pitch 30 feet right of the cow center on thin cracks. The second pitch is really cool in the obvious left-facing dihedral. At times pro can be sparse so be confident on 5.7

Location

30 feet right of Cow Center

Protection

small gear

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cachu
  5.8
cachu  
  5.8
Pitch 1 (5.5): There is a bush growing in the crack about 20 feet up, but the wall is low angle so it becomes a friction slab climb to get around the bush. The rest of the crack is dirty, but this is generally easy climbing until you reach the ledge.

Pitch 2 (5.8): The crack in the left facing dihedral has little if any places for fingers. What little space in the crack will have to be reserved for small gear from 0.3-0.75. Thus, the climb becomes a friction slab chimney smear. Great climb.

Anchor: 2 bolts with chains. Rap requires two ropes. Two 70m ropes will get you to the bottom. Anything else will require a second rap from the lower anchor. Oct 13, 2014

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