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Crack a Cold One 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13 [details]
FA: Derek Lawrence
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Submitted By: rob bauer on Nov 24, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Alex preparing to climb the obvious line.


This route is on the Back Porch, which is actually another small dome about 3 minutes walk behind Little Half Dome, around right.

The climbing is easy, but getting gear in, especially low, is tricky. Bring a nut tool to clean the crack.


When you first see the dome, you'll see a big crack that starts off the ground with a tree in it. The routes are left of this feature.


All trad, small to medium wires and cams. Double anchor bolts on top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A side view of the climb.
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By invisible ghost
From: Bailey
Nov 26, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

I cleaned this and put the anchors in years ago for something for my daugter to climb (on TR). The gear is there but tricky (i.e. sideways stoppers, small cams). I thought it was harder than 5.4 at the one move out of the crack near the anchors, but this is also one of the better protected moves (#2 Camalot if I remember), so it shouldn't matter.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 23, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13

This is a fun route, but I questioned the quality of most of my gear. I placed gear from a 00 C3 to a #3 Camalot. I placed a #2 Camalot at the end as well.

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