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The Cross 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: J. Visser
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Mar 13, 2009

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The Cross


The Cross is a hard and relentless route with a bouldery crux about a little over half way up, pull this move, follow the thin crack, and save your strength for the surprise ending.


The Cross is the sixth route in from the far left wall. Its most recognized by a thin, vertical, crack that runs up and stops just prior to the top. The Cross is just left of As The Crow Flies


Five draws + anchors (slings are nice for the top)

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By B Roth
From: st george, ut
May 17, 2010

I think the grade for this rate is fairly accurate. However in keeping with the sandbag nature of chuckwalla in general I think the grade should be more like 12d as it is much more difficult than many of the other 12's in the area (mostly because it is sustained hard 11 climbing whereas the others have a couple 12 moves and then 5.10 to the top).
By tenesmus
May 17, 2010

Wait a second. You think Chuckwalla is sandbagged?
By Ken Noyce
From: Layton, UT
Jan 21, 2016

I think that B Roth is confused and meant to say Soft in place of sandbagged. If you read the rest of the comment that's what makes based on the context. I think we all know that Chuckwalla is about as far away from being sandbagged as possible.
By lech
Feb 24, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13

Several holds have been broken. What is left is choss. Be warned. With that said some of the movement is good.

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