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The Apple Cracks 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: retrobolted - MJM & RAMM?
Season: Winter is great!
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Submitted By: Matt Strauser on Dec 3, 2010
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Warming up on Apple Cracks.


This is a fun 5.7 with a variety of moves. It is well protected with a lot of rests and is a good route for new sport climb leaders.


SLIM is one of the first climbs on the Piggy Bank Wall. It is just left of Crab Nation and just right of a detatched pillar.


8 bolts to the anchor.

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Stupid, Loudmouth, Idiot Moron.
BETA PHOTO: Stupid, Loudmouth, Idiot Moron.
Ross, leading SLIM.
Ross, leading SLIM.
Myong about to take on the crux.
Myong about to take on the crux.
Taking in the stellar climbing at Shelf Road at the top of Stupid Loudmouth Idiot Moron.
Taking in the stellar climbing at Shelf Road at th...
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By Matt Strauser
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Dec 3, 2010

If you know who got the FA, please let me know so I can update it. Thanks.

By slim
Dec 5, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Probably an MJM route.

By slim
Feb 22, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Note to admin: this route should be renamed "The Apple Cracks" as it already existed as a gear route (Shelf Road Rock 2nd ed., Mark Van Horn, page 123).

Bolts and hangers: $50
Bosch: $500
Retrobolting an existing gear line and renaming it to stick-it-to-some-guy-who-called-you-out.... PRICELESS.

By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Feb 23, 2011

Retrobolting a 5.7 obscure chosspile crack, not surprised. The original name given by the FA is The Apple Cracks and that should be the only name. Other *quality* cracks at Shelf have been retro'd like I Claudius and Crack of Dawn. Did they change the names of those? Don't even start with this AKA crap.

Slim, I'm guessing I'll have my own chunkfest route at the West Bank named in my honor soon enough. (Piggy Bank is ghey...I'm not calling it that. It's been known as the "West end of the Bank" or "West Bank" for 20 years. WTF???)

By J Antin
From: Denver, CO
Mar 10, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

This route is actually pretty enjoyable, especially if you climb straight up the face.