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By Aimee Rose From: Bend, or Mar 28, 2006
Oooo, how come I don't remember that wide crack? I must not have led that pitch.
By M.Morley Administrator From: Sacramento, CA Mar 28, 2006
It's pitch 1 (the picture was taken on the ground). You avoid the wide crack by cutting out onto the featured face just past the pod.
By George Bell From: Boulder, CO Dec 11, 2006
It's weird how that wide section in the crack looks just like a pin scar -- from a #25 angle piton!
By BlahBlahBlah Sep 24, 2008
The wide crack avoidance technique....love it.
By Colin Brochard From: San Francisco Nov 7, 2010
is that a bolt clipped right next to the crack?
By Andrew Carson From: Wilson, WY Oct 7, 2011
The extensive retro-bolting of CC has certainly changed the nature of the route. Earlier, a climber was more or less wedded to the crack, wide or not, if he/she wanted pro. Now... as Jorge Urioste put it, "it's a forest of bolts" up there. Having said that, it's still a wonderful climb.
By Joe Lo Jan 13, 2013
Just say YESSS to crack!!!! especially when its wide. I went straight up that mug and it was most definitely much more stimulating than 5.8 face climbing...but i guess to each his own!
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Just say no to crack, especially if it's wide. Jared Coburn cuts right on the first pitch.