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Frijoles Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jim Straight, Roy Lucht, Mike Montoya, Lou Horak
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Submitted By: Chris Wenker on Mar 16, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Frijoles Crack (5.8), Tortilla Flats, White Rock, ...


This is route # 13 in the online guide.
A nice, but all-too-short, offwidth to squirm up. The bottom 1/3 is just blocky scrambling to get to the base of the crack. Maybe a little soft for a White Rock 5.8.


On the right-center side of the "Four Faces" near the center of the crag.


Light rack of cams to a #5 Friend (fits perfectly in the OW).

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By Steven Reneau
Mar 4, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I’ve climbed this twice, and both times staying in the off-width seems like a stiff 5.8, at least. Alternative on this route is to bail on the crack and use face holds to the left.

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