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Crack Swindler 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Teigon S. on Aug 22, 2011

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This route is located in the crack directly left of Cracker Jack. I originally was going to traverse over to the anchors on the top of Deuces Wild, but when I got up there were old hangers on the needle. They looked as if they were placed a while ago but hardly used. Excellent Clear Creek trad!!!


Start on the shelf at the base of Cracker Jack and follow the obvious crack over the roof. Rap from either the chains at the top or do a fun hand traverse over to the top of Deuces Wild.


Awesome at the cruxes, but run out the last 30 feet. I used up to a #2 Camalot and only a few nuts. Bring plenty of slings if you're scared of the runouts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark in the crack.
Mark in the crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the top.
Near the top.

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By Teigon S.
Aug 22, 2011

Thanks for the anchors, and I also thought it was 5.6-5.7 but the people I had top rope it thought it was harder. Glad you like the name! Thanks again!
By Andrew Mayer
Apr 30, 2012

Climbed this one day last week. Fun little outing but not worth bring a rack up to high wire for IMHO. Also felt more like 5.7.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 2, 2013
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

I thought this was about 5.7 except for one move at the top near the anchors which I thought was 5.8-.

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