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Memorial Crack T 
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Snake T 
South Arete T 
Sparrow T 
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Vector T 
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White Lightning T 

Memorial Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: F. Beckey, H. Mather, D. Claunch
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Jul 30, 2010

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Description 

A fun route that is mandatory for getting up to the Squamish Buttress or Ultimate Everything for those climbing the left side of the Apron (or you can traverse Broadway for ages to Broomstick Crack).

Ascend the crack and corner to the top.

Location 

Located on the north end of Memorial Ledge, start up a crack leading to the dihedral above.

Protection 

gear to 4"


Photos of Memorial Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Swiss Fabian Enz following Memorial Crack
Swiss Fabian Enz following Memorial Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Fabian enjoying the views on Memorial Crack
Fabian enjoying the views on Memorial Crack

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By Bryan Hall
From: Bend, Oregon
Aug 16, 2012

Gear to 4 inches is overkill. There is plenty of smaller pro and the final move up to the belay is well protected with a #3 if you want it.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Sep 25, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

there used to be a small pine tree below the crux flaring groove, seems more sustained now.
Fred insists this is not his first ascent, he said he climbed it years later, but not on his approach to the first ascent of Squamish Buttress. So who did the first ascent?

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