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Bay Tree Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Osprey Overhang on Mar 15, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Once on top of Grant's Crack or the Oak Tree Flake...

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Description 

A great addition to the Oak Tree Flake or Grant's Crack. Climb the stacked blocks off the ledge at the top of the for mentioned climbs. Pass the bay tree, and proceed into the finger crack. Continue up the right arching crack which turns into mostly tight hands (5.6). There is a medium sized rock at the top with an old bolt in it. Belay here.

Location 

The start of this route is located at the backside of the ledge at the top of the Oak Tree Flake and Grant's Crack.

Walk off to the left with a short easy fifth class downclimb, or set up a rappel.

Protection 

Single set to 2.5"


Photos of Bay Tree Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Once you leave the bay tree and are established in...
BETA PHOTO: Once you leave the bay tree and are established in...
Rock Climbing Photo: Madi at what could be the crux of the pitch, commi...
Madi at what could be the crux of the pitch, commi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Madi following on Dec. 30th, 2011
Madi following on Dec. 30th, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Kara looking good on pitch 2.
Kara looking good on pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: The crack from the top of the bay tree.
BETA PHOTO: The crack from the top of the bay tree.
Rock Climbing Photo: The stacked blocks to the bay tree.
BETA PHOTO: The stacked blocks to the bay tree.

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By Floyd Hayes
Aug 2, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Good intro to multipitch climbing if you first climb Swan Slab Chimney or Oak Tree Flake, then this climb. To descend walk left and downclimb toward a dirty gully, where you have three options: (1) rappel down a tree to the base; (2) downclimb the gully with a few moves of 5.5; (3) walk left to the top of Penthouse Cracks and rappel from an anchor. The latter option gives you the opportunity to top-rope Penthouse Cracks.
By Mark P Thomas
From: Draper
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

With 70m doubles I easily did this on 1 long pitch from the ground. A 60m might work if you're careful with rope drag.
By Chris Walden
From: Soldotna, Alaska
Mar 24, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

As mentioned all these climbs around this massive Oak Tree are really good intro to leading routes. I had my kids working on gear placements and leading them. Also this upper second pitch has a little bit of everything and is quite fun.

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