Crack a Cold One
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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.
A side view of the climb.
|Comments on Crack a Cold One
|By Derek Lawrence|
Nov 26, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 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|
Oct 23, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 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.