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Cracked Wall
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Crank You, Thank You S 
Crankin' S 
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Crank You, Thank You 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tim Sorenson & Pete Gulyash, 1981
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 18, 2006

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Description 

Start on the right edge of the Cracked Wall, just left of Lama and a large oak tree, directly under 3 closely-spaced bolts. The opening moves are just like Lama, only a full grade harder. A VERY thin start leads past microsized, shallow finger pockets. The crux comes between the second and third bolts, surmounting a slabby bulge. Crank through (thank you!), and continue on easier terrain to a scoop and 4th bolt. From here, veer left and up to a 5th bolt, following the line of least resistance.

Protection 

5 bolts, a light rack, and some brass balls (or ovaries).


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By Ken Klis
Oct 17, 2004

3 bolts on original route, 2 at start and one way up high and left through some runout danger (never seen this led).

Gulash added the 3rd bolt about 1990, making the bottom crux well-protected.

Most often climbed straight up after 3-bolt start toward 4 modern bolts and 5.11 roof, with Slater's Guide calling this Crankin'.

Variation start is right side of first 3 bolts at 5.11+.



By Tim Sorenson
Feb 12, 2005

After several short, yanking falls over several days I got the crux and finished the route, hence the name, (Crank You, Thank You). Four bolts were enough. Thats all I remember, except that Pete Gulyash could boulder B1 in slow motion all day long, and that I could only stay on 5.11- for about 10 seconds before falling off.