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Left Trinity Crack 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: FA Chuck Martens, FFA Scott Baxter
Season: Fall, winter, spring, after 2:00 PM in Summer
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Submitted By: Michael John Gray on Jul 30, 2006

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pulling the roof after leading left trinity

Climbing restricted due to tourist safety MORE INFO >>>


This route is the left of the three beautiful 5.10 cracks at the end of the trail. Down past Isaiah. Climb up easy slab to the base of the finger crack i.e. the business. Pull through the crux on good pro to easy climbing under the roof. Traverse the roof right to the hand crack and pull the 5.9? roof and jam the crack to the top.
This was my first 5.10 red point, and is a good first 5.10 thats safe!


Hike west along the base of the climbs passing Isaiah, to an almost impassable area around a corner and look up at the three beautiful cracks!


Smaller Cams for short crux and some hand sized for the top.

Photos of Left Trinity Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Trinity Crack
Left Trinity Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the business on left Trinity
Getting into the business on left Trinity
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex P leading Red Wagon. Rachel G on the Left Tri...
Alex P leading Red Wagon. Rachel G on the Left Tri...
Rock Climbing Photo: hbomb following L trinity
hbomb following L trinity
Rock Climbing Photo: left trinity, up under the roof
left trinity, up under the roof
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Trinity
Left Trinity
Rock Climbing Photo: Youngharz on the roof moves after climbing Left Tr...
Youngharz on the roof moves after climbing Left Tr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on the Left Trinity. Photo by Hillary Davis 2...
Paul on the Left Trinity. Photo by Hillary Davis 2...

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By markguycan
From: flagstaff, AZ
Aug 18, 2007

do the awesome left finish if you still have the guns. out the chimney/roof and past thin steep cracks 5.11! protects sufficiently well.
By Larry Coats
Oct 28, 2007

First ascent Scott Baxter for all three of the Trinity Cracks.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

I thought the left roof was supposed to be 10a.. Aw what do I know I'm too much of a pussy to go that way! I traversed off right. ppbbpbpt.
By Michael John Gray
From: Queensbury, NY
Feb 24, 2009

I went right too. If you can pull the roof thats pretty sick!!
By Paul Davidson
Feb 24, 2009

Left roof is not nearly as bad as it looks.
Once you get up there some big feet show up.
By jayci
From: Flagstaff
Jul 9, 2011

The left roof is more like 5.10. protects well with some hand size pieces. Worth doing.
By Micah Kurtz
From: Denver, Co
Jun 24, 2014

What sizes protect the bottom section of the crack? I am trying to decide if this would be a good first 5.10 lead at the overlook, but if its mostly .75 C4 then I'm not sure. And then 2s and 3s at the top?
By DesertRat
Jul 28, 2014

I used triples in .5 & .75 and doubles in .4 and #1 and a single #3. I sewed it up pretty well with that rack. That covered me for the climb and the belay.
By Miguel D
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 1, 2015

Awesome route. Thin hands for me. Fell twice but managed to finish it. It's very comforting to have that solid #2 on the obvious roof crack. But I still went right hehe. Definitely tests your crack technique