Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
The Left Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A White Bread World 
Blade Runner 
Bus Stop to Nowhere 
Central Scrutinizer  
Dihedral of Dagmar 
Dirty Deed 
Earth Diver 
Earth Puller 
Follow your Doubt 
Fool's Progress 
Giardia Crack 
I'm On My Bike 
Inz and Outz 
Mental Health 
Midwestern Gangster 
More Anus Than Heinous 
Most Excellent 
Nervous Breakdown 
Ninja Warrior 
Noggin 'Nocker 
Original Sin 
Phlegm Of Fury 
Pyrrhic Victory 
Righteous Dump 
Rising Sun 
Smoke Big Doobs, Suck Big Boobs 
Spite and Malice 
Suzie and Ishmael Do the Nasty 
Sword, The 
Thick and Thin 
Tyrant, The 
Uncle Fister 
What are you on? 

Giardia Crack 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: D. Miller, D. Singer
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Page Views: 1,758
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Sep 12, 2006
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (18)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Mike Knarzer on Giardia Crack 5.11+


Giardia is a superb pitch for the grade, and classic Waterfall sports action.... The crux involves some very powerful moves over the roof/bulge on positive holds.

This route starts above the obvious little spring at the base of the wall. Climb a slightly unpleasant off fist size crack to the roof which has a very thin crack splitting it. Plug in a couple pieces of gear, and get ready to crank out some awesome moves which seem puzzling until you start into it. Continue up the dihedral into a fantastic hands section. After that the crack begins to tighten down again into another little .10+/.11- section which guards the anchors.

This is one of my favorite pitches on the left wall. Always exciting and savory.


Left side above Beer Spring



Photos of Giardia Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Giardia Crack
Giardia Crack
Mike Knarzer on Giardia Crack 5.11+
Mike Knarzer on Giardia Crack 5.11+
Comments on Giardia Crack Add Comment
Show which comments
By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Jul 6, 2009

Awesome moves through the roof and pretty tough. Varied climbing with good gear.

By Erock
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 31, 2009

Agreed, a very good climb. best one we did all day

By Toast with Butter
From: Tempe, AZ
Nov 15, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

great climb, but make sure u get the right knee bar at the start of the roof so that you can carefully place your blue metolius or eqivalent up high. I witnessed a well placed but lone purple BD cam pop out and the climber decked. Make sure to place solid on that roof to avoid directly staring into the eyes of Santa Muerte.