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Libra Crack 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: jonah on Feb 9, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Base of Libra Crack.

Description 

The obvious handcrack going straight up to the right of the huge eyebolt. Approach as for GNS, Pisces, etc. Goes from tight hands to perfect hands to fists all in the course of 20 feet, then finishes up the beautiful easy crack above. Many people think this is tough for the grade - I've known people who onsight 11 crack to get spanked on this short pitch. Maybe handsize dependent?

Protection 

One set of camalots


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By Jesse James
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 21, 2006

If you have big hands, getting established in the tight hands section will probably seem hard, luckily it widens up quickly.
By Tom Bath
From: Kent, Wa
Dec 5, 2009

Definitely a sandbag. It helps to be tall. Stemming as high as possible at the start will allow you to get your hands past some of the tight jams.
By Laurel Fan
2 days ago
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Apparently it helps to be short also.
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
1 day ago

But if you are really short with humongous hands, forget it.