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The Crescent Direct 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Joe Roland & Amos Clifford (early 1970s)
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Jul 13, 2010

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Description 

Climb the obvious thin crack (5.8+, the crux of the route) that is just to the right of the starting bolts on A Route Runs Through It. It is possible to place nuts and TCUs or to reach left and to clip bolts. When you reach the break, climb the left-leaning crack through the bulge. Once on the ledge atop the overhanging section, move 8 feet left and then follow the steep, crescent-shaped crack up and then right. From the top of the crack head straight up clipping the last two bolts of A Route Runs Through It.

Location 

Immediately right of the start of A Route Runs Through It. See topo.

Protection 

Gear from tiny to 3", bolts.


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By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Jul 13, 2010

This is a much more natural and enjoyable line than the original line for The Crescent. This is also one of the most sustained and interesting moderate routes in all of Santa Barbara.