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Kryptonite

5.8, Trad, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 3.3 from 27 votes
FA: Clay Lippincott, Justine Poole, Rob Blanchard - 9/2016
Arizona > Central Arizona > Stewart Pocket > Joint

Description

Clean hand crack all the way. Starts out .75 and finishes 2". What more could you ask for other than way longer would be nice.

Location

This route is the far left side of the wall, it is the last crack to the south.

Protection

Single rack to 2" .. We used (1).75, (1)1", (1)2" cams.
Walk off the West side or rap from the anchors of Calf Cramps to the right.

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Wei Ming on Kryptonite
[Hide Photo] Wei Ming on Kryptonite
Kryptonite 5.8
[Hide Photo] Kryptonite 5.8
The anchor on the route to the right can easily be used to toperope Kryptonite. I used a #2 to help redirect the climber strand as the anchors are about 5-6 ft to the right of the top of the crack.
[Hide Photo] The anchor on the route to the right can easily be used to toperope Kryptonite. I used a #2 to help redirect the climber strand as the anchors are about 5-6 ft to the right of the top of the crack.
The description said 'clean' and it is right! Clean face and fun crack
[Hide Photo] The description said 'clean' and it is right! Clean face and fun crack
Ask seen from the East looking to the West.
[Hide Photo] Ask seen from the East looking to the West.

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Manny Rangel
PAYSON
 
[Hide Comment] Great thin hands to perfect hands, for me. Nov 27, 2016
Joey Jarrell
SLC
 
[Hide Comment] Fun route, would be a classic anywhere if it were twice as long! Nov 28, 2016
Mike
Phoenix
  5.7
[Hide Comment] This would easily be a 3 star route if it were longer & steeper. It's still a good route though. Feb 23, 2017
Christopher Diercks
San Diego, CA
  5.7+
[Hide Comment] Nice fun crack! Mostly thin hands for me, so if you wanted to sew it up I'd take more red camalots or equivalent. For my wife, this crack is mostly bomber hands. I said 2 stars for consistency with the only other rating I have listed. Nov 26, 2017
Dennis Williams
Mesa
 
[Hide Comment] Hard to find a better route to practice the basic mechanics of crack climbing. Mostly thin hands. Aug 31, 2022