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Wager Crack 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Paul Davidson, Jim Haisley, summer 83
Season: Typical Overlook, holds later sun
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Submitted By: Paul Davidson on Oct 28, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Blunderbuss and Wager Crack.
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A stiff, short little climb that turns out to be a decent problem.

You wouldn't go here to do this climb but if you're looking for new things to do at the local area then this one fits the bill.

Named because first lead won 1 1/2 6 packs of beer of choice when I pulled the lead off. I believe I had to give up 1/2 a pack because I fell or hung and lowered. Yep, that was it, I hung, scoped out some holds and lowered back down.

I believe Jim had tried it and I was giving him grief for not firing up such a short POS so he bet me I couldn't do it.

If I remember correctly, this is a good one to sandbag your buddy on.

My notes say 5.11-, but then say hard lead, bad style.

I can't remember on this, but I think there might be a bit of an issue with getting good gear to keep you from hitting a ledge if you fall off the crux. I believe the crack is good enough but it dies out and then you have to do some face moves with a bit of a fall potential. Since I never thought falling at the Overlook was a good idea, too many broken up features, I've given this a PG13 so you have some forewarning. I just don't remember. Maybe it sows up with a TCU and all is well ? What, 25 years ago ! No wonder I can't remember.


Just to the right of Blunderbuss is a steep, thin, incipient crack that goes for 20-30 feet then turns into face moves.


Thin stuff and other gear for the upper stuff.

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