After a thin & sharp start, make one very height-dependent move and continue up the arete. Tod Anderson's book gives this 5.10d, which I'm sure is correct if you are a little taller than I am. Shorter people might call this 11+.
This is just left of the Main Wall, on the arete.
9 bolts to 2-bolt anchor.
|Comments on Crandall Hammer Arete
|By Luke Childers|
Oct 8, 2010
Super fun and harder than it looks people. A wrong move on the arÍte can leave you stunned and bewildered!!! Another classic for the area. Will do again!
|By Mike Crandall|
From: Superior, CO
Oct 16, 2012
Dude! You spelt my name wrong! :D
10d tops! There's a secret squirrel hold for climbers under 6'2". (unless of course it broke off since then)
Jun 3, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
Bolts are in kind of weird locations, like 4 feet above ledges. Couple areas with ledge fall potential. Ok climbing though.
|By Carl H.|
Sep 23, 2013
First three moves on very sharp rock. It changes quickly to the need for balance and arm strength. I think 10d is accurate.