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Crocodile Rock 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 8 pitches, 800', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: John Wilder, Ryan McPhee, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Jan 1, 2005

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Description 

Start about 80 feet left of Windy Corner. Face climb up and right, passing to the right of a bush, to a small left-facing corner in the clean white rock. Pitch 2 starts by climbing up to the small roof, then move left and cross the roof (5.9) onto the varnished rock above. Easier rock leads to a belay stance. Continue up the dramatically corrugated buttress (rough, like a crocodile's back!) for about 200 feet to a belay position near Windy Corner. Climb up about 40 feet and join Windy Corner where it moves right out of the main dihedral system. Continue to the top on the upper pitches of Windy Corner. Alternatively, the upper pitches of Hot Fudge Thursday are just a few feet farther right.

Protection 

Standard rack plus extra small wires


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Rock Climbing Photo: The beginning of Crocodile Rock.  The first pitch ...
The beginning of Crocodile Rock. The first pitch ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the second pitch of Crocodile Rock.
Looking down the second pitch of Crocodile Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crocodile Rock on the south face of Windy Peak
BETA PHOTO: Crocodile Rock on the south face of Windy Peak

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