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Daff Dome, South Flank
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14 Karat S 
Alimony Cracks T 
Fingertips S 
Great Circle, The T 
Guide Cracks 1 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 2 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 4 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 3 T 
Hogwash S 
Liberation T 
Prespiration T 

Guide Cracks 3 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jul 23, 2007

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The 5.5 Guide Crack

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Description 

The "Guide Cracks" are 4 short cracks (60-70'). The right two cracks share a bolted anchor, and the left two cracks share another bolted anchor. Right to left the routes are 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, and 5.8.

All four routes are easily protectable with a modest rack. This is an ideal area for the aspiring trad leader to gain crack climbing experience.

Location 

Center of South Flank.

Protection 

Light rack.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The Guide Cracks.  The climber is on the 5.7.  The...
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By Joseph Lascurain
From: Cincinnati
Jun 30, 2013

I added route descriptions on three of the Guide Cracks as to provide a little more detail on the area. Based upon what I added this climb would be "Guide Crack #3". Since the consensus on this page is 5.7 this made the most sense to me.

Joseph
By Wayne Foulkes
Nov 26, 2013

Great short lead climbs,fun to do. Really nice views , short hike from the road
By Crimpanzee
From: San Francisco, California
Sep 16, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not fun and a little awkward, but I guess good practice to TR? I'd still say to jump on some multi instead of wasting time here.