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DZ Arete T 
Foggy Bottom T 
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Lizard Run S 
Outer Limits T 
Puff Aider T 
Race Crack T 
Sky Walker T 
Toes and Paws T 
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Race Crack Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.43899, -118.7631 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nathan W. on Feb 18, 2015

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This is the first section of the main wall that you come to. It's the sheerest and most polished section of the wall; consisting of a few gnarly 5.10 splitters, a 5.12 seam, a classic 5.8, and much more to keep you going. All-in-all, some of the best climbing along the wall.

Getting There 

When hiking the trail, the first wall you'll come to is the Silly Pinnacle, the main route is marked by the bolt-ladder by the trail. Continue to the right past the SP, not too much further up the trail you'll come to a polished wall gleaming in the sunlight. This is the race crack area. Race crack is the two foot wide corner (5.10+)

Climbing Season

For the Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Race Crack Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Race Crack Area:
Crack 'N Up   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Jammies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 280'   
Race Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Lizard Run   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lizard Run (5.12)

Lizard Run 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Race Crack Area
Lizard Run is a small finger crack that ascends the most polished section of the wall. It pinches down in some sections, only accepting a section of your pinky and calls for a lieback on tiny, polished smears on the side of the crack and even passes a small roof along the way, demanding an interesting pull out of the corner....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topos of the "Silly Pinnacle Area"  or o...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the race crack area, featuring Crack ...
Left side of the race crack area, featuring Crack ...

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By Chad Namolik
From: Three Rivers, CA
Dec 30, 2016
If you get the topos from this area is named the Silly Pinnacle Area and not Race Crack Area.

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