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American Crawl 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Rob Kelman, Ben Boykin, 9/18/09
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ben Boykin on Oct 19, 2010

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Pitch 1: Climb gritty blocks (on the far left) onto the 15-foot-high shelf which runs along the base of the wall; crawl to the right until one is able the stand erect upon the shelf at the vertical offwidth crack. Belay here - you'll have rope drag if you don't!

Pitch 2: Ascend the offwidth above, which eases considerably after the hand-sized section. Belay your second from the top of the crack.

A direct start, "Crawl Direct," (5.8) is possible by climbing the gritty, dirty groove (bolt) beneath the upper crack.

<b>American Crawl</b> (solid line) with <b>Crawl Direct</b> option (dotted line).
American Crawl (solid line) with Crawl Direct option (dotted line).


Leftmost obvious crack on the wall.


Standard Vedauwoo Rack (stoppers through #6 Camalot). Rappel 70 feet from anchors atop "The Bunny," just to the northeast.

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Rob Kelman, prostrating himself on the first pitch of "American Crawl."
Rob Kelman, prostrating himself on the first pitch...
Prevent rope drag! The gear belay for the standard version of <b>American Crawl</b>. Omit this stance if climbing <b>Crawl Direct</b>. This is where the leader can stand erect.
Prevent rope drag! The gear belay for the standard...
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By Ben Boykin
From: Cheyenne, WY
Sep 21, 2012

A visionary route of Rob Kelman's. Gosh, this is a fun route, no matter how you do it. Besides, you can toprope "The Bunny" from the anchor. If do climb The Bunny, be sure to add your consensus rating of that route.