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Thornbush Crack  

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on May 26, 2016

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thornbush crack

Description 

This one is for that must have trad fix in a land of bolted climbs.

Climb the alpine staircase to the base of the giant flake just above the hungry hackberry bush. Do not fall into this bush - it does not play nice. Your rope will attest to this later.

Climb the steep vertical flake with intermittent horizontal fractures.

Takes good gear the whole way.

Location 

This is the crack right of 'Entertainment Tonight'.

Protection 

You can throw the kitchen sink at this thing. If you want to climb slow you will find awesome nut placements. This thing will also easily take #3-5 Camalots through most of the layback flake.


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By Luke Bertelsen
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From: Tucson, AZ
May 26, 2016

No clue who added the anchors here other than it was after 2009 (the bolts have the manufacture date on them).

Happy to rename this if someone knows the actual name. This is what we called it.

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