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Crack in the Back 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Bill Robins, Jim Yoder
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Submitted By: Ethan Henderson on Jan 18, 2012
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Climb the hand crack which widens to 4 Camalot size. Plenty of jugs as well.

Higher up you can stem off the pillar behind you.

The ledge at the top has chains.


After "Rod of God" in a little alcove hosting a few routes.


Gear to 4"'

Most people will want multiple fist sized pieces. (3 camalot)

Chains on top.

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By Alicia B.
Apr 9, 2012

Very wide crack, would have liked doubles of BD C4's #3 and #4.

By Hmann2
Mar 12, 2013

Easy climbing fairly chosy. Gear to 3" should be fine, the last 7 ft there is an opportunity for a bomber BD 3. Only spot a 4 would fit is 3 ft below the chains.

By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 10, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Fairly dangerous for the new 5.6 leader. I have seen some sketch leading on this. Just make sure to look closely to find pro, and use long slings for rope drag.

By belowfellow
Mar 23, 2014

the left hand crack eats BD #3s