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Cut Thin to Win 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Waugh and Will Chen, November 1986
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Submitted By: David Evans on Jan 1, 2005

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This is a great finger crack on a slab. Climb the straight in splitter finger crack to a horizontal. Go left and move to the top.


Thin standard rack to 2.5".

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By David Evans
Mar 3, 2004

I should give AJ some credit for the photos! He took them but, they are from the "David Evans Collection."
By Randy
Mar 8, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Did this a few years back and while fun, probably only 2 of 5 (1 of 3) stars. 10b seems about right.
By Anonymous Coward
Dec 28, 2005

This is a good climb, although it is a little short.

Take a couple of Blue Aliens or something of equivalent size to protect the small part of the crack, which is the crux. You are not going to get anything bigger in there. A couple of medium to 2 inch cams will suffice for an anchor.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 4, 2006

Fun and worth doing when in the area. Easy to sess-out the gear from the ground. Top takes almost anything bring some 2-3" stuff for anchor. Easy walk off to the south.

By sonja
Oct 27, 2008

Great lead (bomber pro) with excellent rock quality for the area. In the top horizontal crack, there was a beige-with-tan-markings snake (?species?)enjoying a snooze precisely where was I shoving my hands (=near-heart attack). He later slithered deeper into the crack... perhaps he lives there in a little nest.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Oct 27, 2008

Sounds like the same one we ran into at the base the week prior. It was definitely a rattler, as I almost stepped on him after backing away from a baby we ran into on the left side of the route. The beige one was quite large.

More interesting, is that Murf recommended this climb to us as well, insisting that we go check it out. Coincidence? Unlikely.
By sonja
Oct 27, 2008

Great. So we were stomping around in a righteous snake pit. No one recommended the route to us but it looked awesome. I thought the damn thing was a fat piece of cord stuck in the crack... till it started moving next to my hands. The ranger at the gate said it was uh, a glossy snake? Something like that.
By Adam Kimmerly
May 10, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Good fun and great rock, but short.

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