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By brian benedon
Nov 1, 2015
The Cracks in the Park is not a park like setting as is the Dog Park, the name is relevant to the difficulty of the routes. I found the cracks at Colby's bean fest while tripping through the mountains by my self.
We did the first route the Sunday after the fest. It is located in a narrow rocky canyon. The routes are pretty clean, however any rock fall could be dangerous for people on the ground so heads up.
I handed out many topos, but that was a long time ago.
This is great easy trad climbing on excellent rock, however the difficulties are low to the ground, so please be careful, place lots of gear if you are learning trad.
Cracks in the Park
Spring 1997 BBn MTC MMh MC
Located in the drainage directly west of the ranger property in the East Stronghold, where the road jogs through the private properties.
Park in the Over flow Camping area (bean fest) as far south as you can. There is a small turn around. There is a small building in the field that looks like a water tank.
You basically walk south along the hillside until it is possible to turn up the canyon. Roughly 10 min. Turn up the drain, head up the left side, then back into the drain until it cliffs out.
Dogs must be leashed, TR .10
Par Course .9, 65 Ears
Kicking the Cat .8 200
Seams, face, joins with WD then go left up arête to boilerplates top out.
Small wires, cams
Walking the Dog, .6+ 200
Cat in the tree .6+ 200
The Cookie, farthest route right.
Natural belay on top. Walk down west gully to tree. Rap ½ rope.
By brian benedon
Nov 9, 2015
I had not been out there for I think 5 years before last weekend, and it looks as though no one else has either. The trail has been over grown. Pants, boots and gloves might not be a bad idea.
When you turn up the gully; cross the gully and work up the left hill-side of the gully.