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Duncan's Ridge
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L to R R to L Alpha
Apples T,TR 
Bird Shit Avenue T,TR 
Broken Crack T,TR 
Cave Route T,TR 
Cheeseburger in Paradise S,TR 
Conglomerate Face TR 
Corner Climb T,TR 
Crackmard T 
Dihedral Route T,TR 
Face Route T,TR 
Liberty's Last Stand TR 
Lichen Roof TR 
Northern Unnamed T,TR 
Nose, The T 
Oranges S,TR 
Out of the Black S 
Purdy Dirty TR 
Roof Route T,TR 
South Corner T,TR 
South OW T 
Unnamed Corner T,TR 
Unnamed Overhang TR 
Unnamed Top Rope Section T,TR 
Wide Side, The T,TR 
Wishbone Crack T,TR 

Broken Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: no
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Submitted By: Gary Schmidt on Aug 30, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Broken Crack & adjacent routes.


This route ascends an obvious crack about 25 feet north of the Roof Route. This is a good route for the grade and would make a good beginning trad lead. A few nuts and some medium cams do the trick.


There are no bolts at the top, so either use a static climbing rope to trees that are way back or build an anchor with pro in some cracks at the top.

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By Nicole Burchfield
From: Fort Collins/Loveland area
Jul 19, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

If that pic is indeed of Broken Crack, then there are bolts at the top now. But that pic is of the climb just to the South of Purdy Dirty and the Dihedral. Is that the right one?
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