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This may be a jam crack for some, but I did a lot ...
This exceptional crack climb, starts in the first crack left and around the corner from "Spacewalk". Climb this crack and corner to the top. Lots of liebacking with great rests between several crux sections 10-15 feet long.
Pro to 2.5". TR from Quest for Glory is reasonably safe, though the climber will swing into the dihedral.
nice views and great crack
|Comments on Space Truckin'
Mar 19, 2007
Used to be a fixed sling belay around a block (manky). Do yourself a favor and finish up the gorgeous 5.9ish dihedral to the top.
|By Joe Dawson|
Jul 7, 2009
Sometime within the last year the bolted anchor shown in Supertopo at the top of Space Truckin' was chopped and a new anchor was put in about 40 feet higher at the top of the cliff. The old anchor was about 70 feet up. The new anchor is around 110 feet up. You now need a 70M rope to TR the route or lower off of it. If you have a 60M you can lower to the ledge about 15 feet off the deck where the 10D begins and down climb from there.
For the upper part of the route past where the old anchor was, bring a couple of 3 to 4 inch pieces.
I think it is a pity that the old anchor was chopped as the rock quality and the quality of climbing deteriorates above the old anchors.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 27, 2009
a 60m works to lower/rap with if you arent setting up a TR- the traverse is what gets you if you're TR'ing, but vertically, its 100' base to anchor and a 60m allows for lower off. put a directional in, though, and it eats up enough rope that its a problem.
that said, i prefer the anchors up high, it adds more superb climbing and gives the route an additional star!
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 24, 2010
The rock quality does not deteriorate above the old anchors. The additional mileage on the route provides some thought-provoking, offwidthy moves to keep you on your toes!
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
Sep 20, 2010
Pro up to 3.5" was nice to have. For variety alone, this climb is a classic.
There's usually a slung block to rap and bypass the 5.8, so-so, slightly crumbly climbing to the higher anchors. The slung block is located at the junction of Quest for Glory with Space Truckin' (you can easily set an anchor there and rap off the block when cleaning it).
From: San Francisco
Sep 28, 2010
Harder than Moonflower and sustained, nevertheless awesome crack climbing with an exciting hand traverse 70' up. Guidebook anchor was chopped and has been replaced with another one 40' up. 3.5" cam would be helpful in 5.9 section leading up to anchor.
|By Patrick Mulligan|
Nov 22, 2011
It's been some time since I last climbed this, but I remember feeling that the route was stiff for the grade. Great climbing!