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Critter Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Description 

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


Location 

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


Protection 

Handsize and smalle gear



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