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Tennis Racket Crack 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: ??
Season: fall-spring
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jul 8, 2015

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Description 

Slightly overhanging fists/off-fists, bring your burlsauce

Could lead it with 4-5" pieces. Backside is a 5.7 big fist crack that you can climb to set a TR on this thing. Crack takes 5 inch cams for an anchor if the couple TR-only bolts go missing. Downclimb the 5.7 to get off the boulder.

Location 

Just southeast of the big egg boulder

Protection 

Cams, braj

couple bolts on top for anchor


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By Lou Cerutti
From: Carlsbad, California
Feb 22, 2017

As of April last year there were two good bolts up top. I'd say that mellow 5.7 fist crack to set up a TR is a bit of sandbag unless you have Gorgon mits like uncle Burch. Also the anchors are not set up for a rap so plan on downclimbing that thing to get down.
By Lou Cerutti
From: Carlsbad, California
Mar 2, 2017

True. True. I was at the scene of a savage accident that involved getting off this Boulder so I thought I'd weigh in. it's such a great line. I'd hate for anyone else to get hurt attempting to TR the route. Folks that might be seeking at 10+ TR might also suck at bouldering/ down climbing 5.7-5.8 OW.

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