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Black Crack 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: cshuey77 on May 27, 2010

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Rock Climbing Photo: Elizabeth Gough showing that crack whose wack!!
Elizabeth Gough showing that crack whose wack!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: about 1/4 up Black Crack.
about 1/4 up Black Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: black crack
black crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Nadia Pinna casually strolling up Black crack
Nadia Pinna casually strolling up Black crack
Rock Climbing Photo: The beginning of Black Crack.  Always good to brin...
The beginning of Black Crack. Always good to brin...
Rock Climbing Photo: David Morris on Black crack
David Morris on Black crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Final placement on Black Crack (Build the anchor f...
Final placement on Black Crack (Build the anchor f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack TR, late October.
Black Crack TR, late October.
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack on a hot & humid summer day
Black Crack on a hot & humid summer day
Rock Climbing Photo: Lower half of Black Crack.
Lower half of Black Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Black crack
Black crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack
Black Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Final placement
Final placement
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack birds-eye view
Black Crack birds-eye view
Rock Climbing Photo: David Morris dialing in the beta
David Morris dialing in the beta
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crack
Black Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Laying Back on Black Crack
Laying Back on Black Crack

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By cshuey77
From: Asheviile,nc
May 27, 2010

This climb makes the hike in worth it!! it has everything from face moves to handjams, with a overhanging jug haul to the top.
By jim-c
Sep 22, 2010

And there's a great view when you lose it and swing out. Best to try this route first, it pumps you quick. I had nothing left for it and only got about halfway up. Now I have to hike back up. Totally worth it, tho.
By ARMoss
Jan 24, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Deceptively hard about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up, but the gear is good all the way. Carry a BD #2 to protect the crux - easy falls into air.
By Fan Z.
From: Washington, DC
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Great climb. I found it very tempting to get drawn into the easier terrain of White Arete to the left about 1/2-2/3 of the way up.

An easy anchor set up would be a couple of 20' cordelettes slung around the boulder at the top, with a couple of nylon runners for extension over the final roof with the hand crack.
By t0dd
Jun 29, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This climb is great and pumpy! has great placement throughout, but can definitely be TR'd too. very fun.
By Eli Buzzell
From: Lives in a 4runner
Jan 3, 2015

The unnecessary fist jam in the top is amazing! You can comfortably deadhang from it for days!

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