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Stellar Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown, Pre 2003
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Mar 10, 2009

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Chris Hubbard climbing Stellar Crack.

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  • Description 

    The best 5.8 crack in San Diego! Climb up a left facing dihedral with a frictiony face for feet and a Stellar Crack for hands and gear. Exit up and right to a ledge on some exciting face climbing.


    Small to 2". Save some small finger sized gear for higher up.

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    By Matt Michael
    From: Oceanside, CA
    Dec 6, 2013
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    Only wish It was another 90ft longer!
    By Eric Van Williams
    From: Oside,CA
    Dec 14, 2013
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    Wish it was taller, a frisbee sized flake ripped off near the top while I was I this one.
    By Lou Cerutti
    From: Carlsbad, California
    Nov 27, 2016

    Best half rope-length of "easy" crack climbing in SD. I had so much fun climbing this. Double crux in second half of the route. Pretty exciting climbing out of the crack and above your last piece; I'd guess that's where the 5.8 comes in. A must do while in the area. I almost skipped over it. Glad I didn't. TONS of dormant poison oak (leaf less) during this time of year. It was crawling right up the wall around the double dragon arete. We moved it but be VERY careful if you're sensitive. Make sure you're able to identify it.
    By Winterparkmg
    From: El Cajon, CA
    3 days ago

    I disagree with Eric Van Williams' feelings about the grade. For 5.6, I must have missed 90% of the jugs... If you're a 5.6 leader just out for a good time, this will scare the pants off you. My partner and I climb better than 5.6, and I felt that 5.8 is an accurate, full value rating. I was a little surprised at the thin fingers at the top; I have meaty hands, hence the full-value opinion. Super safe route though, and the .10d start is a really fun boulder problem to get off the ground!

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