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The Balle ss Boltchoppers S 
A Better Way T 
Agony T 
Arrested Mental Development 'AMD' T 
Back to the Front T 
Banana T 
Bite, The T 
Black Mamba T 
Blackbird T 
Breakneck T 
Breakneck Direct T 
Bring on the Nubiles T 
Broken Neck T 
Burn, The T 
Burning Tendons T,S 
By Pass T 
Cast of Thousands T 
Casual In The Mind's Eye T 
Clarke's Climb T 
Cockfight T 
Cockscomb Overhang Direct T 
Cockscomb Pine Tree T 
Cockscomb Pine Tree - Variation: Cockscomb Overhang T 
Conn's West T 
Cottonmouth - Venom T 
Crispy Critter T 
Critter Crack T 
Crusher Critter T 
Debbie T 
Easy Over T 
Ecstasy Junior T 
Ecstasy Junior - Variation: Vegetable Variation T 
Ecstasy Junior - Variation: Traverse Pitch T 
Front C T 
Gendarme Direct T 
Gendarme South Face, The T 
Gendarme, The T 
Gert's Grungy Gulley T 
Green Wall T 
Gunsight to South Peak T 
Gunsight to South Peak Direct T 
Heartburn T 
Humphrey's Head T 
Jankowitz-Kamm T 
Kosher Critter T 
Le Gourmet T 
Le Gourmet - Variation: Easy Over T 
Le Gourmet Direct T 
Lox T 
Manual Dexterity T 
Marshall's Madness T 
Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn T 
Monkey See Monkey Do T 
Neck Press T 
Old Ladies Route T 
Old Man's Route T 
Pedro's Problem T 
Pleasant Overhangs T 
Pleasant Overhangs - Variation: Direct Finish T 
Pleasant Overhangs - Variation: Direct Start T 
Pleasant Overhangs - Variation: Nowhere to Run T 
Prune T 
Right to the Left (A Thought Forgotten ) T 
Roof Traverse T 
Roof Traverse - Variation: Dirty Hairy T 
Scrambled Leggs T 
Sidewinder T 
So What T 
Sunshine T 
Thais T 
Thais - Variation Thais Escape T 
Thais Direct T 
Tomato T 
Traffic Jam T 
Triple S T 
Triple S - Variation: Direct Finish T 
West Pole T 
West Pole Direct Finish T 
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Critter Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Adzima on Feb 8, 2007

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Tanya Chupa removing the final peace of pro on Cri...


Climb the hand and finger crack 2 ft right of the Le Gourmet Chimney. Half-way up move a couple feet across a ledge and follow the crack system on your right


Highest up and farthest north on the 4th class ledges Old Man's Traverse follows.


Handsize and smalle gear

Photos of Critter Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Ruel climbing Critter Crack
Dave Ruel climbing Critter Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike topping out on Critter.
Mike topping out on Critter.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick on Critter Crack.
Nick on Critter Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Critter crack with the Le Gourmet chimney...
Climbing Critter crack with the Le Gourmet chimney...
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew on Critter Crack!
Andrew on Critter Crack!
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up critter crack on a beautiful day.
BETA PHOTO: Heading up critter crack on a beautiful day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike cleaning up Critter Crack.
Mike cleaning up Critter Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Zack crushing it on Critter Crack
Zack crushing it on Critter Crack

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By attila
Apr 11, 2010

This is perhaps the most strenuous 5.6 I know of. Sustained, excellent rock quality, good pro. I'll do it again.
By cjon3s
From: Sterling, VA
Apr 25, 2013

Great protection, solid rock and a killer view. A perfect intro to crack climbing.
By Vince Buffalini
Apr 15, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Great pro, no awkward moves, just fantastic hand jams with some face holds. Topped out on the south peak summit via Le Gourmet, Front C, then Critter Crack. I would definitely recommend it.
By minquatrails
From: Lancaster PA
Oct 27, 2015

For those looking for a way to get to the summit that don't like run-outs and leading 5.7 scares them - Do what Vince suggested. Even better - Take Candy Corner (5.5G)to Skyline Traverse (5.3?G) & skip the approach. Awesome day.

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