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Burn Crack 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Cal Swoager, Wes Love 1982
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Description 

Boulder up the powerful overhanging opening moves to some finger jugs at the base of the crack. Do a couple jam moves and mantle up on a small ledge. Only a few more face moves separate you from the top. Walk off.


Location 

At left end of Practice Wall, just left of Skunkpie. It is the only crack.


Protection 

NC trad, cams up to 3 Camalot.



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Practice Wall <br /> <br />Burn Crack (5.10) trad <br /> <br />Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
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Burn Crack (5.10) trad

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By Vladimir Tokarev
Apr 25, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

There are also anchor rings up top for TR.

If you climb on TR, watch your back if you fall at the bottom 3rd of the route. You are likely to hit the tree behind you.

By Joshua McDaniel
From: Johnson City, TN
May 29, 2011

The lower part of this climb is some of the funkiest 5.10 climbing. The crack flares and constricts. It's edges are polished. The upper half is more enjoyable. Certainly, a Crowders Mountain classic.

By Edward Medina
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From: Charlotte, NC
Jun 16, 2012

  • **Gear Beta Spoiler Alert***
A red C3 protects the moves above the mantle. Look for a funky pod in the horizontal seam at head level as you are standing on the mantle ledge. This should give you confidence as you step out right.