If you like finger cracks, you need to climb the Crucifix.


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Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
Jun 20, 2011 - 02:57pm PT

Finger crack for BIG fingers.

Trad climber
Mountain View
Jun 20, 2011 - 04:54pm PT
such a cool TR and what an amazing looking route. I've started at this from two locations now. Once from the Spires and a week ago from the NEB. I'm mortal, not worthy.

Trad climber
Jun 20, 2011 - 05:06pm PT
Good Stuff Tahoe!

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 20, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
More good sh#t .
I like your charging style.

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 20, 2011 - 10:41pm PT
Great job climbing the stellar route and thanks for your fun TR. The rock looks really colorful up there.
Johnny K.

Jun 20, 2011 - 11:00pm PT
2 double doubles animal style!Right on =D
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jun 21, 2011 - 01:38am PT
Glad I got to mortal-man my way up that beautiful beast when I had the chance!

Don't think I'm going back though!

Hot diggity. He was able to link all three pitches to the top! I yarded on two fixed nuts at the start that led up to the loose Chihuahua sized death block that I pulled out and kicked back in with my feet. After the 000 and 00 C3 roof, the climbing was manageable again and we rush to the top as the sun dropped below the horizon

That block is like a parlor trick in a halloween haunted house! Wuuuee! Wha!!! Wheew!


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jun 21, 2011 - 01:57am PT
Great write up. Gotta ask if you took dramamine to ward off car sickness while writing that on your phone.

Jun 21, 2011 - 09:37am PT
Great TR, many thanks. Nice photos, too.
Cain J Waters

Mountain climber
Ithaca, NY
Jun 21, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
Fantastic mobile reporting, Tahoe. Posts of this caliber make climbers want to return to a site riddled with off topic nonsense.

Look, I used to be able to solve nonlinear second order differential equations. And then I bought an iPhone. With my brain charging behind the espresso maker in Yosemite Lodge, competence impaired, I sputtered, "eh, you know, one full rope length, more or less."

Highly doubtful since you hail from the Big Red. ;) Keep up the good work. Looks like you're having a helluva season. Thank you for giving us all that logistical information. Contact us if you ever make it to the Gunks! -CW


Trad climber
Mountain View
Oct 11, 2011 - 06:08pm PT
Bump for more climbing threads!

right here, right now
Oct 11, 2011 - 06:42pm PT
Good call on the bump!
Pleasingly natural writing style: loose, poignant, funny.

What's even better: in the 70s and 80s this was a well known and admired climb, high on anybody's list of connoisseur (mostly) free routes. Now you come along and treat it with all the innocence and eagerness of pulling a novelty out of an archaeological dig.

Well done Tahoe!

Boulder climber
Oct 11, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
Hey,did you get back on this thing a few weeks ago? I think we saw you from the northeast buttress route. I've never herd a chick laugh so hard while doing something that looked so painful. Way to go, dude!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 11, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
Must-read for the Crucifix:


Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 12, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
Bump for Crucifix stoke.

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 12, 2012 - 06:46pm PT
How come your partners never have names?

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 2, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Wishing I was in Yosemite and not Orlando Bump!

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 2, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
How come your partners never have names?
yes, it would be nice at least to mention the partner's name who linked last 3 pitches with full 70m rope. I 'd like to find him and talk him into climb this thing again with me.
Seriously - I want to climb this finger crack in August and looking for partner to do so

Edit: looks that I found good partner already
Tahoe climber

Davis these days
Aug 2, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Bump for awesomeness and gusto


Gym climber
overchalking on Grant's Crack
Oct 30, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
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