Y Crack, Royal Arches Area 5.10a

 
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

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M. Volland

Trad climber
Grand Canyon
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   Jun 5, 2010 - 06:22pm
You can rap with one 60m rope from a tree with slings and rap rings about twenty feet left of the top of Y-crack. This way you can top rope Royal Flush .10b, the crack just left of Y-crack.

IMO, Y-crack is one of the cleaner cracks in the area, and well worth the effort. The first 30ft is thin and tough to get good pro in, but the climbing is moderate 5th in that section.
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Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
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   Sep 8, 2005 - 03:45pm
I thought this one kinda sucked-- insecure,dirty, bad pro. The climbing's not really rewarding enough to justify the risk.
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le_bruce

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Oakland, CA
Jun 10, 2007 - 08:32pm
 
Disagree - thought it was good. Pro is only iffy for first 20-25 feet, then completely bomber to the top. Great fingers up there.
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deano

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sonora
Mar 30, 2009 - 07:35pm
 
climbed it yesterday-
bomber small stoppers the whole way up this route.
I don't know what the deal is- literally belay quality gear every 5 feet.
bring tons of wires and draws.
the bottom 20 feet have ants that bite you.
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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Apr 1, 2009 - 06:28pm
 
Deano,

The ants were gone by the time you topped out. Both trails gone.
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deano

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sonora
Apr 2, 2009 - 08:25am
 
Man! climbed this again on wednesday and brought a 70meter rope. we also brought a tag line becouse supertopo's length suggestions are a bit off on occasion.
glad I did- there is absolutly no way you can top rope this with a 70 meter rope!
if you tried to even rap strait to the ground with one you end up about 25ft off the ground with your thumb up your a*#.
its a long pitch- bring a tag line or second rope!
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TomT

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Aptos.
Jun 7, 2010 - 03:34pm
 
The most ants on my body ever at around 20 feet. Left my reading glasses on the ground so I didn't see them till I had hundreds on me and realized they were traveling up the crack. Had to descend. Hopefully not always like that...
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Royal Arches Area - Y Crack 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
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