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Merkin, The T,TR 

Summit Ridge Crack Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,210'
Location: 35.30086, -120.69528 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: averhein on May 4, 2017
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Shady almost all day, very secluded, trad only. Has a crack with some loose bits but still a good crack for bishop.

Getting There 

From the hikers summit at Bishop Peak, look toward SLO city and hike down the ridge on deer trails in the direction of the WWW Pinnacles. Once you're about halfway down the ridge and it begins to get steeper, find two boulders on top of the ridge. Stand on them and look left. You'll be looking at the top of the route. From the boulders scramble either down the right side of the formation through some brush or scramble to the top of the route, set an anchor and rap in.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Summit Ridge Crack

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Summit Ridge Crack:
The Merkin   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Summit Ridge Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: From the bottom of the route right after its clean...

The Merkin 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  California : Central Coast : ... : Summit Ridge Crack
Fun hands to fist crack that feels similar to "Hardly Worth the Trouble" but with a bit more spice. Cruxy bit in the middle of the climb while moving around a bulge in the crack. The pro is good if you pay attention to where you're putting it. Some placements look good but are on shields/flakes that could come off so give them a knock first. Requires some quality jams so you can't get away with face climbing the whole thing which is nice for bishop. Careful at the top out, ther...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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