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San Rio Crack 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Todd Swain
Season: fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: Steve Powell on Feb 25, 2007

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Climb the crack with good rock. crux is probably halfway up. leave the crack and scramble up and left on chossy rock. you will go thru a slot, turn right, and reach the top


This crack is near the right side of the formation.
there is a shelf at the base of the crack.
to descend, walk west along the top of the formation, downclimb easy terrain(continuing west)until you come to a dropoff. down climb a third class slot which puts you on a boulder. down climb another slot(fourth class)on the right side of said boulder. at the bottom of the slot, turn
left until you reach the southside of the formation


Pro to 2.5"

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By C Miller
From: CA
Apr 26, 2007
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Litter Boxing is another name for this kinda scrappy route.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 23, 2013

Tick it if you're in the area already and looking for low-hanging fruit on your count list. Scabby gear, scabby route (just as Chris said) with more grains than any other route on the wall. Gear anchor, sit up top behind a flake or use the bolted anchor left (if you're belaying from up top).

This is not a destination route or really one for a beginner due to poor and lack of gear for more than 1/2 way. One time only........if that.

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