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Crack Of Senility T 
Dynamo Hum T 
Emigrant Crack T 
Fear of Flying T 
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Old Town T 
Philidelphia Story, The T 
Pipe Dreams T 
Precipice Ledges T 
Ramp Traverse, The T 
Recollections of Pacifica T 
Retlaw T 
Return to Forever T 
Rusticator T 
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Wafer Step T 
Wet Lithuanian T 
Unsorted Routes:

Emigrant Crack 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Jul 25, 2007

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Emigrant Crack follows the striking finger crack b...

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Striking finger crack that splits the smooth face right of Gunklandia. One must hang with the crack the entire way for full value. Stepping left into Gunklandia at any point drops the grade to 5.9.

Descend by walking up and left from the top of the route (exposed class 2+) to the bolted rappel anchor atop Return to Forever. 2-Rappels with a 60m rope lead to the ground.


Begin pitch 3 of Gunklandia. At a ledge with a large dead tree, step right and follow the finger crack to the top.

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Small nuts and cams, especially 1/2"

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Rock Climbing Photo: Emigrant Crack as seen from Old Town ledge
BETA PHOTO: Emigrant Crack as seen from Old Town ledge

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 25, 2007

It is possible to climb Emigrant Crack after staring on either Connecticut Crack, Old Town or Gunklandia. A large ledge splits the cliff at mid-height. An exposed scramble allows you to move horizontally between routes.
By Ian Wauchope
From: Dover, NH
Aug 25, 2010

I was able to access this climb by doing Precipice Ledges (5.4) and then making a 4th class traverse right. This is good beta if your partner isn't solid at 5.10.
By James Enrico
Sep 14, 2010

gunklandia direct into emigrant crack awesome link up
By M Bageant
From: Cambridge, MA
Jun 18, 2015

Did it a few weeks ago. Definitely the best route from that trip! Feet and the option to "cheat" and stem off the Gunklandia corner to rest/place gear dial down the pucker factor.

Though I do wish I had taken more BD 0.4 cams or equivalent...I had two plus an offset, but I could have happily placed five.

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