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Crescent Arch - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60 out of 5
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Layton Kor, Fred Becky (June 1965)
Rock
G
5
.2"-4"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.62/5
  Rock Quality 4.62/5
  Scenery 4.77/5
  Fun Factor 4.77/5

Description:

Hailed as one of the best routes in tuolumne. VERY HARD for the rating and awkward. The "arch" pitch climbs a dihedral that slowly curves it's way to horizontal. Thin lieback, thin feet, and thin gear. Stimulating!

Submitted by: bcd on 2003-09-25
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Route ID: 20665

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2014-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Tuolumne Classic

Pretty stout for the grade...sustained awkward 5.9 on p2 and p4. The "10b" crux is short and over pretty quickly.

Added: 2014-06-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2013-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fantastic, but do the normal 2 rap descent.

What an awesome climb. Better than west crack but much harder. True that the "10b crux" was much easier than the sustained nature of the climb. Tried to find the walk off but instead ended up down soloing some crack (not my best of ideas; not recommended! But it would be a good beginners crack on lead). When the "descent" got scary I had to put on climbing shoes and luckily we found some old rapping station that barely put us down single rap w a 70m rope (we lowered right to the cool "tunnel" that you find when you do the normal 2 rope rap from the top)

Added: 2013-07-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2012-07-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2012-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2011-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super route!

Whether this route is 5.9 or 5.10, it's hard! The supposed 5.10 crux was actually a welcome relief from the sustained hard 5.9 climbing. It was a great route, and doesn't get nearly the traffic that West crack does.

Added: 2011-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lalamur on 2010-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Tuolumne Classic

P2 is the crux, not P4. Solid belays for every pitch, huge ledge at the top of P3. Possible to bail off the route at first 3 belay stations. Bring plenty of slings.

Added: 2011-01-19

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