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Guide Cracks 1 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Joseph Lascurain on Jun 30, 2013

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This is the left most line of the Guide Cracks. Ascend a left facing dihedral to the the top of the pillar. Head up the crack until you can move right onto the slab and bolted anchor.


Left most Guide Crack.


Standard Rack. Anchor consists of two good bolts with chains. Optional old third bolt could be used for directional.

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By Colin Brochard
From: San Francisco
Jul 8, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A bit stout off the ground. Short tho
By Crimpanzee Shortt
From: San Francisco, California
Sep 16, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Slippery and pretty tough for 5.8.
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 3, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Tough for the grade, though short. UK grade top end VS 5a: a bit reminiscent of Altar Crack at Rivelin Edge.

It's possible to continue past the bolt anchors up easier ground to give a 200' pitch, then walk down.
By Andy W
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 2, 2017

Two possible starts; thin and tricky start on the left side (I felt was harder than 5.8) or the very fun fist/big hand crack on the right side (cruiser 5.7). Rest of the route is more a balancy face climb on large crystals utilizing the crack for pro and the occasional jam, all in the 5.8- range.

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