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The Entertainer 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  TR, 15'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Tyler Logan on Mar 19, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: The Entertainer. Go to the top, or just work your...


Above the main wall of the Island is a headwall with two lieback cracks coming together at a steep roof. Following the right crack, make cool lieback and stemming moves to gain the roof, which is surmounted via large holds. Like the name suggests, this is an entertaining (albeit short) line. The left crack offers an easier approach to the roof. Because of the very poor landing on a sloping slab of rock, which drops off towards the top of the Island's 20-foot main wall, this is most safely done as a toprope.


toprope with gear and long slings

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By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 10, 2010

We did this a number of ways today, all with a spotter standing on the steep rock landing. It would be a long fall if you popped then tumbled down the landing to fall of the face below (the ramp leading to this route is at the top of Island Crack).

Anyway, you can climb the right crack as a lieback, lieback-traverse across the top of the flake, then finger-jam down the left crack. Or you can do it the other way! Awesome. Never even went for the roof and had a blast. Probably mostly 5.7 and 5.8 moves below the roof, but pumpy and a lot of fun.
By The Ruin-er
From: CA
Apr 14, 2012

I did island crack into the entertainer as a small trad lead w/ some new to trad climbers, its fun practice for budding trad climbers. passive pro and single cams .5 to 2
By Jeff Botimer
Dec 23, 2013

Top roped and climbed as a continuation of five niner.

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