A little bit of loose rock, but still a nice climb. After the first pitch of Laceration Jam, slink left and up this crack. This can be toproped in conjunction with the first pitch of Laceration Jam.
Medium sized gear for the lead. A #3 Camalot and some long webbing if you want to toprope.
|Comments on Christmas Tree Crack
|By randy baum|
From: Minneapolis, MN
May 9, 2009
tops out onto a slopey gravel pit.
take long webbing for the rap/TR anchor, which uses a tree and med/large cams or hexes.
due to choss party at the top, best to take descent gully to reach start.
|By Andrew Krosbakken|
Aug 27, 2009
Really only good for, if you don't want to do all three pitches of Laceration Jam. Beware of the choss on top and warn your belay down below.
From: West Saint Paul, MN
Sep 28, 2009
This is a great option for anyone that wants to climb a great crack but isn't a great trad leader yet. The first pitch of Laceration Jamb is worth it. The last half of this climb is still pretty fun.
|By Sam Daley|
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 5, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
I liked having a couple of cams and hexes that were about hand size.