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Crack Of Dawn 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Darren Jensen 1993 (possibly TR only?)
Season: spring-fall
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Submitted By: Dru on Oct 16, 2010

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Shaun on lead, just past the lower crux section


Climb the long, sustained, right leaning finger crack. A mix of jamming and face climbing with a few tiny face holds for rests. Near the top it is possible to stem right to the next crack (Sliver) At top, move left under block to the belay of Wayback Layback.

A massive sandbag at 10d in the original Bluffs guide.


Just right of Wayback Layback, the central crack line up this section of cliff.


Lots of finger size gear - small to med. nuts and #0 TCU to #4 metolius sized pieces.

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By Marc-Andre
From: Squamish, B.C
Dec 18, 2010

Ya, not sure if it was led bitd.... but it has been red pointed now for sure. Ya, 10d is a lil sandbag, this thing is harder than 'Crime of the Century' for sure.
By Mike Teschke
From: North Vancouver
Jun 9, 2011

Fun finger crack, a couple letter grades harder than its neighbor Wayback Layback.

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