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Right S Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dave Ohlson and Jon Lonne, April 1976
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 28, 2006

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Susan leading the Right S Crack


This is a hand crack with a tricky exit move


Once you locate the S-crack formation, this route is obvious.


gear to 3 or 4 inches

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By Tricamus
From: Culver City, CA
Dec 16, 2013

Found this to be a really fun route, like so many Joshua Tree routes, I wish it were longer.
By Russ Walling
Jan 10, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is the right hand crack on the formation that actually looks good.

A fairly hard few entry moves will get you going up the crack. At midpoint you can crawl into the "pod" and talk smack to your friends. Exiting the "pod" is slightly awkward, but not real hard and has overhead pro. A few more moves put you on top.

If you are on datura, this route is miniature and much easier version of Wangerbanger. Hand and fist to start, some thin hands, a pod, and funky exit move out of the pod. Go ahead, take some and tell me I'm wrong.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 10, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The pro listed on the description 3-4" would be for the start. Plug a low #3 Camalot to make what I deem the crux moves (entry moves) then perfect to thin hands up to the pod with an excellent no hands rest. 1/2-3/4" cams protect getting out of the pod...route eases to summit. Very fun 2.5 stars and worth the visit.

Save some 2.5-3" cams for the top and/or sling a horn to supplement the anchor.
By mhagny
Feb 22, 2017

Exiting the pod is very intimidating, but holds are in all the right places.

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