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If only this were longer... it would be a CLASSIC!
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This route is located in a SW facing alcove just south of the summit tower. It is not quite visible in the Green Thumb photo on the Green Thumb rock page, however if you walk 50' south from where that photo was taken you would see this alcove.
The vertical crack in the back of the alcove is Green Crack (5.8+). Climb the crack, short but sweet. Rap back down from a small tree at the top. I would give this route 3 stars if it wasn't so short.
Standard rack to 3".
Cruising the crack.
Lots of good stances on this one.
At the start.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Oct 27, 2002
....Alternate descents include walking right to a large tree (single sling and no rings as of 10/21/02) or further right and down to two good bolts (the top of Zimbra I think).
|By George Bell|
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 27, 2002
The route described here is definitely "Green Crack" as described on p. 167-177 in Rossiter. It is perhaps confusing that the most obvious corner is "Green Crack", not "Green Corner". However, I think we should stick with the names in Rossiter's guide to avoid confusion.
Oct 17, 2005
I'm going to give this route 2 1/2 stars even though it is short. I also found it more difficult than the neighboring harder-rated climbs Diagonal Finger Crack and Green Corner - both of which are also excellent routes. All in all G. Thumb is an excellent spot to climb, well worth the hike in.
|By Matt Toensing|
Apr 6, 2013
Fun route as a warmup to be followed by other climbs, but it wouldn't be worth the hike to do just this climb.
Small stuff for the start which, for me at least, were the hardest moves. Then killer dihedral climbing to a very small tree belay. I was able to backup a TR with a horizontal crack a few feet above the tree. The tree seemed kind of small to me, so tread lightly on rappel.