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YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Nov 28, 2003

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On the left side of the west face of Trashcan Rock (facing the large parking area), there are three wide, ugly-looking cracks. From left to right, they are B-3, B-2, and B-1.

B-2 is an awkward, unaesthetic chimney. Definitely my least favorite of the three. You're probably better off avoiding this one.


Hand sizes and up. Some longer slings may come in handy to anchor up above. Walk off north.

Photos of B-2 Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hannah bouldering on B-2
Hannah bouldering on B-2
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading
Rock Climbing Photo: Karpkwitz and B-2 area.
BETA PHOTO: Karpkwitz and B-2 area.
Rock Climbing Photo: YIP
Rock Climbing Photo: My 10 year old son on B-2.
My 10 year old son on B-2.
Rock Climbing Photo: Patty Fienup climbs B-2, on Trashcan Rock, in Josh...
Patty Fienup climbs B-2, on Trashcan Rock, in Josh...
Rock Climbing Photo: B-2 (5.3) is the middle crack of the three promina...
BETA PHOTO: B-2 (5.3) is the middle crack of the three promina...

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By Blitzo
Sep 10, 2006

Weird for 5.3, feels harder.
By Mark L
Apr 30, 2007

I've seen soloists walking up and down the other routes on this rock get on to this route and pause about half way up, look around a little, and seem a little uncomfortable as they finished off this "5.3". Agree with Blitzo on this one.

Still a great route for an aspiring leader - plenty of pro options and pretty good practice for hand jamming. You can do the whole climb as a contrived stemming (hands and feet) exercise as well which probably makes it more like 5.7
By KraigP
Nov 18, 2008

There is a small crux at the middle but nothing to be worried of. Great for beginners, first time trad leaders and soloists. I soloed the set of B climbs as my first solos. Fun stuff!
By Christopher Michaelson
Feb 15, 2010
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

I give it a 5.4. You can make it a bit more difficult if you use more of the face to the left. The crack has lots of opportunities to jam hands and arms, but can be a bit slippery for the feet.

I had 2 other experienced climbers (5.9ish) struggle midway up the route ... but I thought it was pretty easy.

Also, I doubt this is 60 feet as indicated; I think it's around 40 feet.
By "Hal"
Nov 8, 2010

My second trad lead, did this one in the dark with headlamps. It was pretty fun. The anchor spot is before the topout - I had to down climb a bit. The anchor takes a pretty bomber #4.
By Ken Noyce
From: Layton, UT
Dec 20, 2010
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

I thought this one was super easy, but my wife (who regularly TR's up to 5.11) slipped off it twice (on TR at the crux), so just be aware that it may be more slippery than it appears.
By Rodger Raubach
Mar 11, 2011
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

I thought it was simply more awkward than "difficult," but gave it a 5.4 rating by some immediate comparisons on the rock.
By cyrus
From: Menifee, CA
Jan 3, 2012
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Felt a little awkward. Took the kids out and top roped B1, B2, & B3. Everyone agreed this was the most difficult of the three. Still fun.