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Arch Crack 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Larry Stuemke, 1994
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on May 27, 2002
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Description 

The [second] bolted line up hill from the The Altar starts on a small platform. Arch Crack follows an arching crack for 40 feet and then dumps out onto a short, thin headwall for 20 more feet. This line kicked up interesting moves in the crack at 5.9/5.10 and then switched gears entirely pulling out of the crack (5.11a). Largely very good stone, although quite thin at the top, coupled with interesting climbing make Arch Crack a very worthy endeavour. Its grade was closer to 5.11a than 11b.


Protection 

Half a dozen draws and a rope.



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By Michael Sharp
Oct 7, 2002

Great climb. The crack is sustained, yet typical .9/.10 sport climbing. If you are struggling to make the clips, your not in the right place. The transition to the upper face is AWASOME. Great feet and tiny fingers.

By ?????
Oct 5, 2003

There is a route to the left of arch crack and right of stolen land. The route was established in August and I wish to know rating.

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 14, 2005

We did the route between Arch Crack, and Stolen Land today. I don't know the name or rating???, but we both thought it was a great climb **.

By climber73
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 14, 2007

This route is really fun. Did this after Stolen Land, and it felt totally cruiser.

We did the route between Stolen Land and Arch Crack as well. Felt like 5.9ish. Definitely worthwhile route.

By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 14, 2013

This is now the second climb up the hill of the Tabula area.