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Becky's Crack T 
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Becky's Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
Season: fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: D. Shaw on Sep 11, 2007

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This is the crack to the left of Middle Crack. Very nice, sustained, with some offwidth, but mostly fist and hand jams. If one is not familiar with offwidth moves, it is probably 9+.


Left most of the triple cracks, not counting Grass Crack, which is on the arete to the left. Becky's is the widest crack of the three or triple cracks.


Big cams, can move left to the anchors on Grass Crack at the top.

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By mattm
From: TX
May 22, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

There's NO WAY this is PG-13. PG MAYBE, if you don't have a #5 but it's not PG13 by a long shot.
By blind cantaloupe
Aug 28, 2012

im cosigning. not PG13. this thing eats up gear.
By Doug Meneke
May 10, 2013

I actually think this is the easiest of the triple cracks. You feet walk up the sides on great crystals for 20+ feet...then a short 6 foot section of jams or layback until you sink a FANTASTIC fist into the widened slot above...then it's over...a cakewalk to the top.

And yes, it eats up the gear. Very safe.
By Ky Harkey
Nov 2, 2015

Led this yesterday. The black-sheep of the triple cracks, but underrated- super fun route. Maybe not pg-13, but I think it can be tricky to protect. The main crack sucks up #3-#6, maybe even a #2 in spots. But higher up is where i think it gets the pg-13. Without a #6, the opening moves of the chimney would feel exposed. Then there's a little bit of rotten rock which can take small gear, #.5. I like anchoring to the huge top rock horn, but you can wander over to Grass Crack anchors too.

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