East Crack, Lover's Leap, East Wall 5.8
Avg time to climb route: 3 hours
Approach time: 15 minutes
Descent time: 15 minutes
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 400'
OverviewEast crack provides a variety of sustained 5.7 and 5.8 terrain. Because the route doesnít have a memorable crux, it sees little traffic relative to Bearís Reach or East Wall. With only a few 5.8 moves, this is a good entry to 5.8 and is only moderately more difficult (and better protected) than Bearís Reach.
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StrategyThe first pitch is straightforward with one 5.7 move around the roof. The second pitch is the business: face and crack moves lead to two steep, awkward, and well protected 5.8 bulges. When crowded, belay on the far left side and high on Bushy Ledge.
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