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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: cshuey77 on May 27, 2010
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Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
Black Crack - Annapolis Rocks
about 1/4 up Black Crack.
about 1/4 up Black Crack.
Black Crack
Black Crack
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Lower half of Black Crack.
Lower half of Black Crack.
The beginning of Black Crack.  Always good to bring enough gear just in case 7 additional pitches magically form while you are climbing...
The beginning of Black Crack. Always good to brin...
Black Crack birds-eye view
Black Crack birds-eye view
Black Crack on a hot & humid summer day
Black Crack on a hot & humid summer day
Black Crack TR, late October.
Black Crack TR, late October.
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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 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.