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classic crack of calico - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5


about fifty yards to teh right of porch pirate is a steep shallow gully with a prominent arete. 150 feet up the cliff. pitch one: 200 feet 5.9+ start up gully then move right and a left facing corner to below a roof. move left and contnue up easier ground to below a prominent varnished corner. pull over roof into a corner and climb it to a big ledge. pitch 2: 110 5.9 move right a nd climb a long lefft facing corner.

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traverse 150 yards north and go down a gully

Submitted by: needrock on 2008-06-29
Views: 495
Route ID: 94438

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Classic Crack of Calico

Nice route, 3 pitches make more sense than 2 and I frequently combine pitches and climbed this route with a 70m to boot. See my notes at summitpost. Good warm spot for Dec.

Added: 2009-12-09

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needrock on 2009-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars classic....

bring a #5 BD. second pitch is money. first pitch is burly and chossy.

Added: 2009-04-01