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Quaquaversal Crack

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Inner Sanctum

Cosmic Trigger

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Netizen Hacktivist 5.9+ (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang in 2005
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Balance up the steepening slab right of "Crack 'n Up" until you reach an orange water groove. Ascend the sculpted shelves, edges, pinches, and pockets. Watch out for my furry flying 4-legged friends along the way.
Descent: Ring Anchors under roof
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley
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Submitted by: Troy_H
Date: Sep 30th, 2018

Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Feb 21st, 2006


Anonymous said on March 2nd, 2005
Anonymous said on April 11th, 2005
Fucking squirrel bit my finger when I put it in a big pocket.
Anonymous said on April 14th, 2005
Huggybone said on April 26th, 2005
Watch out for the dead fall. Big tree about to take out your belayer.
J-Rock said on May 3rd, 2005
Yeah, that tree is rather scary looking. I was a little bit nervous rappeling down over the top of it. I tried to break it off and I hung on to it, kicked it, etc. It's firmly attached for now, but it will probably fall down at some time. Stay alert and try not to belay directly under it.
bhuff04 said on June 5th, 2005
What an awesome slab.
Anonymous said on November 27th, 2005
That tree is not going anywhere
soccerfast007 said on August 23rd, 2006
excellent route to practice sidepulls, using an arete', mantles (i used 3, yes 3), underclings, crimpers, jug hauling (always a plus), but a slabby finish to get a little foot tech work in, all in all good route
pigsteak said on October 2nd, 2006
not a nine..harder.
kirker said on January 27th, 2008
Different :)
Boonda said on May 20th, 2008
My first 5.9 lead. Loved it even though I took my first lead fall on it.
Josephine said on June 25th, 2008
the start was pretty challenging. it's something to do, but nothing to write home about.
allen said on April 30th, 2009
stiff for the 5.9 guidebook grade
Lander said on June 8th, 2009
The slopey holds didn't feel so positive on a humid day!
davyanderson said on October 26th, 2009
If you climb this on a misty autumn morning, just as the sun is rising over the nearby clifflines, you can get a GREAT view from the top.
ynp1 said on October 22nd, 2011
Weird route... The hard part is trying to figure it out. Good in a sick way.
nik said on May 8th, 2012
i usually consider this just a part of climbing...but given all the beginners flocking to muir -- be careful around the third or fourth bolt. my partner and i thought that falling going to (i think) 4 would've made for a potentially nasty fall onto the starting slab/ledge. i may be wrong, but just something to consider.
Mypalfootfoot69 said on December 14th, 2019
I did the direct start on this up the crack, not much different and the crack is short but really fun. I dont think it changed the grade and protects well with a couple cams until you get to the bolt on the right wall.