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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: kclark on Sep 6, 2010

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Left of beginners crack. Fun moves, solid 5.8.


Climb the face to the left of Beginners crack.


Top rope. Use same anchors as Beginners Crack

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By Floyd Hayes
Sep 28, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Maybe a hold or two has broken off. I've top-roped it a few times in recent years and it's much harder than 5.8!
By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Nov 5, 2011

Maybe 5.8+ if your blind.
By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Apr 10, 2012

Not sure what I was thinking, climbed this the other day and it did seem to have a 5.10 move towards the top.
By Dan Gonzales
Jun 14, 2012

I still give this one a 5.8, but Brian and I often disagree on how easy a route is.
By Aaron Leong
From: Hayward CA
Jul 4, 2016
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

UPDATE: 4 years after the last post - I think much of the holds from mid-point up have worn away (this is sandstone, after all) a bit making the send more like a 5.10a/b. The "a" rating would be located slightly above the halfway point, to the left of the crack, while "b" would be the smooth surface (like the Moss Face) at last 7-8 ft before the bolts.
By Nicole BI
From: Oakland, CA
Jul 8, 2016

It's not sandstone, it's a volcanic rock called rhyolite. Here's more than you ever wanted to know about it:
By theschwill
From: Oakland, California
Mar 26, 2017

This is a fun little climb. Good quality rock and solid feet throughout it. It's a bit more straightforward than the crack to the right. It's 5.6-7 until the last few moves, and even those are definitely not harder than 5.8, unless of course you are using the Touchstone (Berkeley Iron Works, GWPC, Mission Cliffs) climbing gym rating system. There are two bolts at the top. One is spinning, and the other is good. I would still back it up with some pro, if possible. This is more fun that what lies to the right.

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