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Short Crack 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Feb 20, 2007

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Climbing "Short Crack."


Climb steep double cracks in a right facing corner near the right side of the wall.


Pro to 2".

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By Josh Hibbard
From: Los Angeles Area, CA
Mar 27, 2007
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

A fun, short climb, good for beginner trad leaders as the two cracks suck up plenty of pro.
By mmurduff Mic
Nov 3, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Awkward positioning early down low on the route makes me feel that this is not a beginner trad lead, despite a 5.4 rating (which I think is bogus). Sure it eats gear okay, but it requires a pretty cleaver stance to safely insert it. Two bolts (no ring, no chains) lay above the bulge just beyond the top of the crack.
By AndrewArroz
Jan 19, 2017

This one would be easy to overlook because it's short and because it's rated a 5.4. But I agree with the above comment that it's a great beginner lead. It's steeper than most 5.4 climbs but I'm guessing earned the rating because there are great hand holds and stances all over this thing. And cracks off to both the left and right. A person could truly put pro every 2 feet on either side of the main groove.

Also makes an excellent top rope using the anchor at the top of Briar Rabbit. As of a few days ago there were 2 good bolts with quick links there.

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