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Kor Crack 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Layton Kor, John Reppy, Brownell Bergen, 1964
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 12, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Kor Crack is the one to the right, above the roof

Description 

An OK route but it suffers the same problem as Wishbone - a lack of consistency.

Start as for Wishbone but stay right and pull through the roof (crux) to a wide crack. Easier climbing leads to the top.

Location 

Same as Wishbone

Protection 

The paranoid can use a #4 camalot to sew up the crux.


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By Mike Howard
Administrator
Oct 19, 2007

Brownell Bergen was also on the first ascent in 1964. Just for the record.
By MJMobes
From: The land of steady habits
Aug 25, 2008

used the #5 camalot, was happy to have it. large hexes could have been OK too, especially if you dump the #4 at the crux.
By christopher adams
May 31, 2009

The chockstone that helped everyone pull the crux is gone. Probably 5.9+ now.
By coolaid
Oct 25, 2010

Before the roof seemed like the hardest part for me. I ended up slinging a chockstone before moving right.

The roof itself seemed so well protected. Phew... Scary looking up the crack though and seeing all those loose looking rocks in the crack above the roof.
By chris_vultaggio
Sep 24, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

agree on the 9+

kinda strenuous through the roof and above.
By KTH
From: Southington, Connecticut
Sep 16, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

If you look around this is pretty well protected with C4 #3 and smaller (with one maybe 20 foot runout on easy terrain below the ledge). Really found myself wanting more #2's than bigger gear. I think 5.9 is about right, but it is easier than other CT 9's IMO (thinking YMC, Cat Crack), maybe due to the solid cam at the crux.