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The Grack, Marginal 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Ken Boche, Mary Bomba & Joe McKeown 5/70
Season: Spring/Fall
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Submitted By: Darko Sarenac on Sep 14, 2007

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  • Description 

    Great training for Yosemite runout friction! P1: Climb the easy terrain to the tree (.2). P2: Traverse left, turn the roof (before clipping), then pass three bolts to a horizontal crack (place oposing nuts!) and to the belay (.9). P3: Pass a pin and a bad small cam placement to the ancors. P4: Pass a couple more pins to the anchors of the grack (.9).

    Location 

    Start below a tree to the right of Grack. Rappel with two ropes.

    Protection 

    Few small pieces and mostly (sparse) fixed pro.


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    By vincent L.
    From: Redwood City
    Mar 2, 2008

    A number 1 camalot for the second pitch before you go over the small roof, after that nothing bigger than a yellow alien is necessary. Quite a good route. Bring second rope to rappel.
    By S. O.
    From: logan,ut
    Jul 8, 2010

    P 1 is reasonably soloed
    P 3 & 4 easily combine with a 60 m
    By Rodger Raubach
    Mar 14, 2011
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

    Great thin face and friction climbing. The best route on the Grack, by far. Solid 5.9 friction climbing; a fall probably wouldn't be fatal, but would leave a pile of shredded skin at the end of the rope.
    By michael s...
    From: Denver, CO
    Apr 18, 2015

    there's a two bolt anchor for a separate climb directly right of the 3rd bolt past the roof on the 2nd pitch. It isn't shown in the supertopo guidebook.
    By Marcus McCoy
    From: Yosemite Valley, CA
    May 29, 2017

    What so said. Solo p1, link pitches 2 and 3 with some slingage. Gear on the route for me/us is either .5 or .75 c4, right before you turn the roof, both placents are right next to eachother. Then only a green alien to back up the first fixed pin and then a red x4 to backup the 2nd fixed pin on p3. Great route if you are into this type of climbing.

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