Triple Cracks Sanctuary Rock Climbing
Two of the Triple Cracks - Becky's Crack (left) an...
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The Triple Cracks Sanctuary is located on the left side of the Echo Canyon area. It is home to the best concentration of moderate crack climbs in the park. It is also well shaded, making it a good summer destination. The climbs are deservedly popular, and the area is small, so expect crowds when there are a lot of climbers in the park. Owl Crack (5.8+) and Middle Crack (5.8) are the two highlights. The Triple Cracks area also provides the easiest path to the Smorgasbord Area - a small slot behind Grass Crack.
From the base of Echo Canyon, hike up the green climbers' trail. The trail will take you to an opening between Table Top and Rappeller's Rock. Continue through this opening to a wall with three roughly parallel cracks in it.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Triple Cracks Sanctuary
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Triple Cracks Sanctuary:
Owl Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Grass Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Triple Cracks Sanctuary
By Phill T
May 18, 2013
Fun area for some quality crack climbing. Note that the only anchors in the area are on top of Grass Crack on the far left, so if you want to TR stuff you will have to build your own anchors at the top of the various lines and then deal with some shenanigans traversing over (easier the higher you go) to the grass crack anchors in order to clean your gear. Alternatively you can walk off over the top of the dome (4th class but kinda sketch).
Jun 30, 2015
The traditional descent from Triple Cracks was to down climb the low 5th class dihedral behind the belay alcove and then down climb the Smorgasbord dihedral and slab to the large boulder (by Rapeller's Rock) overlooking the base. Best exit is underneath that boulder though other options exist.