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Crooked Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Marcy on Apr 1, 2008  with updates from OliverS

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BETA PHOTO: Crooked Crack

Description 

Nice crack going up a moderate angled wall. The crack trends right then straight up and then back left. Longer slings will help with rope drag.

Descent:

After topping out, scramble right and down to a small tree with webbing and rap ring. One single rope rap gets you down.
(note - From the base of the wall, this rap is above a pillar to the right of the route. The tree is visible from the ground.)
A alternate rap can be done from above the route Tonto.

Location 

Left side of Ragged Edges area.

Protection 

Small to medium gear (I think the largest we used was a #1 Camalot), a few longer slings to manage rope drag through the zig-zag portions.


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By Shawn Overstreet
From: Jackson, Wy
Apr 18, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun route! Excellent rock, good pro, and varied climbing. The new guide says there are anchors up top but I believe they have been chopped (There is a horizontal that you can build an anchor on a few feet from the top). There are several rap options to get down.
By JeanGClimbs
From: Reading, VT
May 6, 2010

Correct - there is no fixed anchor at the top of this climb. This climb is easy for the grade - easier than the 5.5 start of the climbs to the right. Walk right from the top to get to the Tonto Rappel.
By Ron Graham
Oct 23, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

This is a wonderful route for a new trad leader! The climbing is easy with lots of holds and the gear placement options are continuous from bottom to top.
By Jonathan Simonton
From: Chandler
Mar 23, 2012

Good route for beginner, however I'm a new leader and i was bored on this route. Not a varied climb. Was kind of the same thing throughout.
By Steve123
May 11, 2014

Note on the descent: As of May 2014, the "rappel anchor at the top of the wall" that is listed in the Handren guide does not exist. There is also not a slung tree near the top of the pillar to the the right of the climb. To descend, walk over to the Tonto tree and rappel from there. A single 70 meter rope works for the rappel.