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North Country Club Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Patrick and Mary Purcell, 5/8/85
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Nov 4, 2007

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N.C.C.C. is a joy and a half.

Description 

A hand crack to climb time and time again.

NCCC is the first route you encounter when you get up to the cliff. It doesn't get much more obvious that this--jam the low angle hand crack to the top, passing a large, unstable blocky roof to the right. The crux comes at about 2/3 height where a few high feet and some trust in the friction gods gets you to a bucket and great feet.

For the anchor: Either sling the tree WITH YOUR OWN cordelette and belay your second up, or lower off. (Note: The tree at the top of the route is slung with webbing and rap rings; however, that does NOT mean one should occupy this for the purpose of toproping, nor should you trust its integrity.)

Location 

RIght in front of you as you get to the cliff...you won't miss it.

Protection 

A standard rack with some hand size pieces. Cordelette and some lockers for the anchor.


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The right-leaning splitter
The right-leaning splitter
rapping off after leading this classic route
rapping off after leading this classic route
Mike Gray leading North Country Club Crack.
Mike Gray leading North Country Club Crack.
Suzy Williams on North Country Club Crack
Suzy Williams on North Country Club Crack

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By Eli Kramer
From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 29, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Really great climb. Right leaning crack with options. Takes good pro. Worth stopping at Jewels and Gems just for this climb. Guidebook lists the climb at 70 ft.
By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Sustained 5.6 moves. Not a gimme.
By Matt Baer
From: Boulder, CO
May 17, 2012

Awesome warm up route, kind of polished in places and gets soaked after the rain. Great climbing however.