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Crucifix - 5.12b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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nuts and cams from small to #4 camalots.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A very challenging route in a stunning location. Stenuous cracks on a wild face.

Submitted by: karlbaba on 2002-07-12
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Route ID: 20457

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: stevecurtis on 1998-06-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars One of the best

I've done this one three times over the years. We witnessed an infamous helicopter fatality from a perch below the fourth pitch. The first crux is 15 ft into the first pitch. Above is Yosemite funk corner climbing. The famous fist pitch follows--165 ft (a couple of #3 and #4 do it). The stem pitch up high has a poor belay. The pro protecting the hard stem is #2 and 3 lowe balls (or RPs). Above the stem is fingers, and then a section of hard laybacking to bypass a very hard crack. One rejoins the crack with a hard thin hands move. The top part of this pitch is hollow and probably best not protected. The last roof can be tamed with a #4 camalot overhead.

Added: 2011-10-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: incubi81 on 2000-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Crucifix

Swapped leads with Tim K. I onsighted the crux pitch, and it wasn't as bad as they said it was going to be.

Added: 2007-02-08

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: karlbaba on 1999-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I'd always lusted at the 10c splitter fist crack on crucifix from the neighboring NE Buttress. I finally got to do the route with a stronger partner. I got spanked badly but still enjoyed the mid 5.10 cracks immensely. My leads were often quite French I'm afraid.

Added: 1999-09-08

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gambler on 1994-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I couldn't quite hang in there to send the crux clean but the rest of the climb went smoothly ...what a spectacular climb

Added: 1994-06-08