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John on the second pitch of Caliente Crack.
This climb has a lack-luster first pitch but the second pitch makes it a worthwhile endeavor.
Pitch 1: Begin at the left side of a buttress. There is a single bolt about 15 ft off the ground. Pull a cruxy 5.10- move to get to the bolt. Continue up easier ground with sporadic protection to a ledge with bolted anchors.
Pitch 2: This is an amazing pitch! It goes from tight hands to hands up a wide angled dihedral. Savor every jam with great protection to bolted anchors.
The route lies about 50ft to the right of the large corner mentioned for this area. Begin below a single bolt near an arete on the left side of a blocky buttress.
standard rack to #3.5 camalot.
BETA PHOTO: The spectacular second pitch corner. Bolted ancho...
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 23, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
phenomenal second pitch. watch the rock on the first pitch- its iffy at best. not sure how much longer the start will be around...