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Cider Crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Peter Croft, Tami Knight, 1978
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Submitted By: Mike Teschke on Sep 5, 2009

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Upper section of Cider Crack

Access issues at the Lower Malamute. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The crux is near the start of this great sinker finger crack. Starts with some thin moves up to an overhang. Pulling over this bulge to get into the finger crack was the most challenging part of the climb. Finishes with about 40 feet of fantastic splitter finger crack.

Location 

Continues from the top of Old Style. Tops out near the base of Star Wall, finish to the top of the cliff on any of those routes (5.8-5.9)

Protection 

Chain anchors, doubles in finger sized gear.


Photos of Cider Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd leading Cider Crack.
BETA PHOTO: Todd leading Cider Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Undercling section on Cider Crack.
BETA PHOTO: Undercling section on Cider Crack.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 7, 2010

McClane's new Canada Rock Book has this at 10a, and I wouldn't disagree. Great pitch!
By Hans
From: Squamish, BC
Jun 10, 2012

A great 3 pitch route (recently cleaned) can be done by linking Old Style/Cider Crack/Grub Street. Access is via rappel from bolts.
By sibylle
From: Colorado
Sep 18, 2012

I agree with the 10a rating!
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jun 7, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

everyone has different styles of climbing, but if this is 5.9, then High mtn woody is 5.8, as well as Pauls crack. This is technically harder then Penny Lane or any 5.9 at the Smokebluffs. Great pitch what ever it is.
By Nate Ball
Administrator
From: Portland, OR
Jun 7, 2016

Route grade changed to 10a

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