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Superior Crack 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 26, 2006
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There are basically two approaches to climbing this corner. The first is to embrace offwidth technique and the second is to stem in the corner. The rock has lots of features making stemming a viable option but this certainly makes it seem harder than 5.8+. This route it slightly overhung so be prepared for a swing if you pop off.

  • RCM&W #49, p.214.


About 50 yards northeast of the parking lot. Follow the cliff line past Bluebells to a corner with a large crack.


For lead large cams, Big Bros, and any other off-width gear you have, there's some smaller stuff in there too but not much. Standard Top Rope setup, I would recommend using a belay device that allows you to easily lower the climber in case they pop off (i.e. not a reverso).

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An unknown climber stemming up Superior Crack.
An unknown climber stemming up Superior Crack.
Unknown climber on Superior Crack.
Unknown climber on Superior Crack.
Divesh Bhatt on Superior Crack, with Shovel Point clearly visible in the background.
Divesh Bhatt on Superior Crack, with Shovel Point ...
Fuzzy in the middle of a long climb.
Fuzzy in the middle of a long climb.
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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 3, 2009

This is a fun route, interesting ways to get up it.

By TKrosbakken
Feb 11, 2010

anyone led this?