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The Rack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 21, 2002

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Description 

The Rack can be found to the right of the obvious chimney on the east end of Two Pines Buttress. It is easily identified by looking for the right-curving overhang/crack. Start the climb by using ledges to make your way up to the crack. Jam the crack up to where it turns to the right. From here traverse right with hands in the crack and feet smearing. Once you get to the end of the crack (near the corner) mantel up to the ledge, then continue up the south-facing corner and face to the top.

Protection 

Standard Rack


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The Rack ascends the curving roof and corner above
BETA PHOTO: The Rack ascends the curving roof and corner above
The Rack w/a Rack
The Rack w/a Rack
Tom Anderson-Brown finishing a mantel halfway up The Rack.
Tom Anderson-Brown finishing a mantel halfway up T...
Nat Blaz rounding the curve of The Rack.
Nat Blaz rounding the curve of The Rack.
I chose the RACK for my New Solo Setup for its curved start which would test my rig <br /> and its nice ledges toward the top - also the last move is very interesting. <br />
I chose the RACK for my New Solo Setup for its cur...
The Rack w/a Rack part 2
The Rack w/a Rack part 2
 Solo Setup for The RACK -  the last move is very interesting. <br /> <br />
Solo Setup for The RACK - the last move is very ...
The curved rock is in the upper left
BETA PHOTO: The curved rock is in the upper left

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By Craig A Katz
Aug 25, 2002

I chose the RACK for my New Solo Setup for its curved start which would test my rig and its nice ledges toward the top - also the last move is very interesting.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Jul 9, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a super fun route. Huge holds the whole way with great movement except for the slightly awkward mantle.
By Tradoholic
Jun 3, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

No good pro after the crack and mantle for a few moves. Gets a little exposed (For DL) there too!
By Ryan Strong
From: Golden, CO
Sep 1, 2010

the beginning of the route is the best...after the first 20' the route more or less becomes an adventure climb to top... good lead...slung a tree for pro
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 18, 2014

Easy to walk past this one, but it's a great lead.