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Left Hell Crack 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Greg Barnes, Karin Wuhrmann, 11/03.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 12, 2006

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Left Hell Crack getting some action


The left of the two parallel seams/cracks, named after the Mel Cracks at Josh (but here, the left is actually the left route - the Mel Cracks are reversed). Fun, steep, but delicate holds at the start with thin cams for pro.


The left route on the far left formation of the Hell Wall, slightly overhung with a finger crack to start.


4 bolts, pro to 1.5", 2-bolt anchor with mussy hooks.

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By outdooreric
From: Bishop, CA
Feb 17, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Well protected and good steep climbing. Nice to see new routes going up utilizing natural protection when possible.
By Russ Walling
Nov 14, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Good climb on pretty good rock. We had no cams or nuts and getting to the first bolt is not that bad. Just don't fall! The rest is well protected by bolts to Mussy Hooks at the top.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 14, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Going with 3 stars, the crack start is clean and leads to excellent clipping hold. It looks and climbs like modern bolting methods with thoughtful placements and no additonal pro needed. Even down low, maybe a small cam or nut but honestly, where you'd plug one of those in you'd be set up to clip the bolt anyways. Better than your average 2 star route.

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