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Chernobyl Crack 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Aug 21, 2006

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This is an excellent steep hand crack, and would be a good route for a novice leader. It is not in the 1992 Vogel guide.


This is an obvious splitter hand crack near the left end of the southwest face. Approach from the left and start on a ledge.


standard rack

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By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Nov 22, 2009

Fun route... did it twice just to get good and warmed up. Good to practice the hand jamin' and an easy walk off. In the sun and kinda quiet on what seemed like quite a busy day at the Park.
By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
Mar 28, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

tape up!!
By Alex Wood
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov 15, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Easy route, but this isn't what I pictured a 5.5 crack to be. Its practically vertical and all hands (which is awesome). Compared to similar 5.7 and 5.8 crack lines at Jtree, I feel like this one should be around that grade.

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