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BETA PHOTO: Gallwas Crack (right) and Nutcracker (left). Both...
Left facing dihedral on the main wall. Thin fingers start (can be avoided to right) leads to a classic dihedral finger - hand crack. This crack leads up slippery stone to a chimney. The chimney adds a different element to top off a long (for The Gorge) section of jamming and stemming.
Main wall, starts up on a ledge near the top of the left climbers' loop trail. Starts on the right side of this ledge.
Mostly smallish gear. Nuts or cams will do. Stuff in the grey alien range (.4 camalot?) is good. Biggest piece I remember using was #2 camalot. Even the chimney doesn't require wide gear.
Oscar Olea on Gallwas Crack which he has ruthlessl...
Oscar Olea in the chimney topout of Gallwas Crack....
|Comments on Gallwas Crack
From: San Diego, CA
Sep 21, 2009
Good training for The Vampire, Bat Crack +Direct Start. Just imagine it's right facing and a little steeper and more continous.
Jan 21, 2012
A committing, but fun route. The crux is about halfway before the ledge where the feet get slippy.