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Crocs in the Moat 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 17, 2010

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Start up a thin crack right of Round Table and head for an obvious curving thin crack in a block. Once atop the block head left and climb the left edge of the upper headwall to anchors on a ledge.

Most of this route is fairly good but the upper section is contrived as you end up climbing only a foot away from the obvious crack of Round Table to keep it at grade.


Just right of Round Table.


Gear to 3.5 inches

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By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 8, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun climb that shares the anchor with Round Table. I used the same anchor as round table and top roped this climb, as recommended.

The upper portion, as described, is somewhat contrived. Since it is a top rope climb, I felt free to make the upper portion as difficult as necessary to make the climb fun. Depending on your line, the upper portion could go at .10a/b with a lot of crimpy holds and edgy feet. If you stay left near the crack, I would say this climb does go at .9.
By David Lyons
From: Forest Falls, CA
Feb 7, 2014

Led this climb - used the handcrack of Round Table to put in some gear, didn't need tons anyway for a relatively short yet fun climb.

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