Type: Trad, 70 ft
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Shared By: Eric Berghorn on Feb 8, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Mt. St. Helena Crags - Fire Damage from Fall 2017 Details


Hailstone Crack is believed to be the first route climbed at Hailstone Rock. But for the approach this climb would be considered a classic crack in an area not known for such. This surprisingly steep route features straight in hands, fist, and some wider sized sections of climbing with some nice edges, stems, and features on the surrounding face.


This route is 15 feet to the right of Close Encounters route base.


A few small, medium, and larger (#2, #3, and maybe one #4 sized units). No Bolts or fixed gear. Finishes on ledge adjacent to bolted anchors.


Floyd Hayes
Floyd Hayes  
I considered leading it onsight and I'm glad I didn't. Top-roping it was pretty tough--leading it would be much tougher. Even on a top-rope I thought it was harder than leading Hailstone Arete, Doppelganger and even Coroner. May 9, 2016
Burlen Loring
Albany, CA
Burlen Loring   Albany, CA
Fun! stemming down low, short section of jamming, a few face moves when you reach the loose chock stone up high. Aug 22, 2016
Ed Henicle
Santa Rosa, CA
Ed Henicle   Santa Rosa, CA
Take 2 #3 and 2 #4 to sew it up, else you can bump them up on not so good placements Oct 29, 2016