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Layback Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Larry Day and Tom Seibert 1976
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Submitted By: Danny Inman on Jun 8, 2007
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Description 

Layback Crack follows the wide crack in the corner just left of Marmalade. The Ellington (2005) book gave Layback Crack a 5.9, but I felt it was much easier than its big brother to the right, although just as good.

Start as for Marmalade, on a block just off the trail, climb a dirty crack to a ledge and gain the OW. Once in the OW there are two options arm-bar/chicken wing (my choice) or lay it back; hence the name. No particular crux on this, just sustained fun.

There are rap slings tied around the tree on top.


Location 

From the approach trail turn left, pass several routes until you reach a big right-facing corner.


Protection 

Noting less than an old size #4 camalot. I used a #4 camalot (old size), #5 camalot (old size), and a # 6 camalot (new size). If you are not comfortable pushing cams up while climbing I would suggest more pieces in the #5 range.



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