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Pathetic Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Mark J. Nelson on Jan 2, 2003

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Mark leading Pathetic Crack.

Description 

Pathetic Crack is the obvious, wide crack splitting Pathetic Dome. Don't let the guidebook fool you; it's definitely NOT a "hand crack."

The 5.6 crux is in the first ten feet of offwidth, followed by pleasant chimneying on up.

If you're planning to toprope Pathetic Face (well worth doing, since you're already here), it's just as efficient to top out left on Pathetic Crack and only build the anchor once.

Protection 

Offwidth rack; nothing small, up through a #4 Camalot.


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By Flying T
Feb 10, 2003

A little better than the name implies. The downclimb through the chimney was as fun as the climb itself. A good confidence builder for offwidths.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Nov 20, 2010

Soled this in 2004. It's not a bad with some variation in the width for some interesting changes in technique.
By Choss Chasin'
From: Torrance, CA
Jan 8, 2011

I found the first 10 feet easier than the rest. Not a bad climb but I don't think "pleasant" is an applicable description for an off-width! However, good secure lead.