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This is a nice, sunny spot a few minutes west of the summit. To my knowledge it was discovered in late 2007, after the Witch Creek fire stripped the hillside of its characteristically dense undergrowth.

There are a number of problems in the area, most notably a classic splitter finger crack.

Getting There 

2 1/2 miles from the Lake Poway trailhead. It's a pretty hike and not on asphalt, but the bouldering options are limited in quantity and quality.

Approaching from the east side is roughly the same distance, and obviously you can do other classics on the way there or back. It's about 5 minutes west of the Ogre.

Either way, at a trail sign indicating 2 miles from Lake Poway, head south and almost immediately pick up a drainage heading down and right. After 50 yards or so you'll see the backside of the Yoav Crack (an 8' hand crack) ahead on your left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Yoav Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Yoav Cracks:
Yoav Crack 1   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 30'   
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Yoav Crack 1 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Diego County : ... : The Yoav Cracks
This is a classic Woodson splitter, one of the best 5.10 cracks on "The Hill."It's mostly sweet finger locks, with the crux near the top, as the crack widens slightly and steepens to just past vertical.Many thanks to Erik and Yoav for sharing beta on this area....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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