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Replicant Crack

5.11a/b, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 3.3 from 6 votes
FA: Hugo Almanza, Manuel Rangel
Arizona > Central Arizona > Stewart Pocket > John Rae Dome

Description

Above the roof the crack thins to tips and it eases up at the finish. Stem your way below the roof for an easy start.

Location

This is the thin crack left of Third Shift on Genre Dome. Approach is via south Boulder Loop Trail. Park at end of Phoenix Rd (in SE Payson) in cul de sac. Squat concrete structure hides trail head. Take trail for @ 75 yds to second right. Go left at any junctions and walk about 20 minutes to base of dome; route on west side.

Protection

double rack 00 C3 to .75, single #2; chains

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Hugo on first ascent past the thin crux.
[Hide Photo] Hugo on first ascent past the thin crux.

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[Hide Comment] Not a finger crack or thin crack aficionado myself, I did lead this clean and would say it is more easy 5.11 or even hard 5.10. Perhaps if you only use the crack and skip all the obvious and nice edges to the right it would warrant the harder grade. Either way, it climbs nicely and is a neat route. Nov 14, 2019