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Karate Crack - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
A few small cams, medium nuts and a few cams up to 4 inches
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.29/5
  Rock Quality 4.14/5
  Scenery 3.43/5
  Fun Factor 4.14/5

Description:

Drive past the outhouse wall up Lovell Canyon Road for about 300 yards to a small turnout on the left. The route is up the hillside on the right. It's about a 60 foot high crack with some face moves to get to a left slanting straight in handcrack. This route is not in the guidebook and it is one of the better cracks in Redrock.

Descent Options:

Rappel with one rope off a tree (bring webbing!) or walk off left.

Submitted by: jefflar on 2009-10-24
Views: 518
Route ID: 46527

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8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2014-04-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Karate Crack

Great trad pitch for this area. The crux is getting started. It is a bit blind moving into the twin cracks from the right. You can get a C4#1 in before making the move. Easy climbing gets you up to the fun overhanging hand crack. Feet are always there and hands are bomber, but challenging for the novice crack climber no doubt. Rap the tree to the left. Decent morning shade in April.

Added: 2014-04-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: chillyb on 2013-02-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars quality

short, but awesome quality. it's in the handren guidebook as 5.9. It's pretty hard for a 5.9, but i guess it's 5.9 crack.

Added: 2013-02-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: buoux on 1986-02-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Karate Crack

Brad Stewart & I did the FA on this route on 2-25-86, according to an old topo. I told Brad about the route - he drew the short straw and got the lead. He graded it at 5.10b and after looking at the backs of my hands, I couldn't argue. Located about 300 yards north of the Outhouse Wall on the right (east) of the dirt road that leads from Willow Springs to the Red Rock summit. Nick Nordblum subsequently added a second pitch and graded it 5.11b.

Added: 2009-10-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needrock on 2009-03-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun

good climb.

Added: 2009-03-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: emick27 on 2009-01-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars rough but fun

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Added: 2009-02-26

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