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Crater Maker (aka Dark Side of the Moon) 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Darrell Hensel and Bob Kessinger, 1974
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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 27, 2006

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Julie at the crux of Crater Maker

Description 

This is the first route left of The Trough, and climbs sporty face past two bolts to a 3 bolt belay below Cheap Thrills; as an alternative you can cut left at the top and belay at the base of Mad Dogs.

The climbing isn't bad but this isn't a good choice for the 5.7 leader. It's more often used as an approach pitch to the more difficult pitches above.


Protection 

2 bolts, bolted anchor/rap



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Just left of the tall, black watermark of the Trough, Crater Maker climbs past two bolts, straight up through the large dish to bolted anchors.  There is a secondary crux above the dish and well above the last bolt.
BETA PHOTO: Just left of the tall, black watermark of the Trou...
Sofia working the lower crux of Crater Maker.
Sofia working the lower crux of Crater Maker.
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 30, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Indeed a very heady lead for a 5.7 climber. Best to move left above the second bolt where the angle softens temporarily and clip the last bolt on Wedunett. I led it that way several times before leading it "proud line." When you're a little more than half-way between the last bolt and the anchor, facing a dicey move, you'll appreciate the name of this route.

By Brandontyrrell
Apr 3, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Run out like Joshua Tree

By Matt Marino
From: Georgetown, MA
May 10, 2010

Did this route this weekend and I think the 5.7 rating is negotiable now.There is one move a little up from the first bolt where a fairly easy foothold has broken off. It went from a 3/4 inch mini ledge to a dime hold. Overall a fun climb.

By C Miller
Administrator
Jan 15, 2012

Originally called "Dark Side of the Moon".

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