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5.7 Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
5.8 Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
American Gypsy TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cameron's Traverse T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Control Tower TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Control tower arete TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Death Vomit T V3-4 6A+
South of Ecuador TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stealth Bomber TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Syncopation V4 6B
Vision, The TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
control tower east face TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: TR, 15 ft
FA: Unknown (Not Me)
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Shared By: garrett3 on May 31, 2015
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Edit]

A nice off-width boulder problem in the playground area.

After multiple laps on right-side-in off-width climbs like Maria's, the crucible, big grunt and arch crack, friends and I started joking that left-side-in cracks could only be found south of the equator. Sure there's sickle crack or Eric's crack, but when I found this one, it just felt natural to call it "South of Ecuador."

Let me be frank... I don't know who climbed this first but I can say with complete certainty it wasn't me. I'm also probably not the first to name it. If you climbed it and have a better name with a better back story, share it! otherwise, get out there and enjoy this little bit off-width awesomeness!

Location [Edit]

South-East of the painted boulder in the playground area.

Protection [Edit]

Ankle protection, pants and long-sleeves if you're new to off-width.


there's also fun little traverse just to the left and a crimpy problem to the right. worth doing once :) May 31, 2015
Michael Lagueux
San Diego, CA
Michael Lagueux   San Diego, CA
This is on the same boulder as the "Rough Boys" climbs. The wide crack is certainly the least interesting thing on this rock in my opinion! And sadly, it's mega easy (5.4?) and super short. Folks looking for something of this grade and type should check out "Arch Crack" higher up on the hill. Jun 28, 2015

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