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Wide Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Morgan Brown on Jun 6, 2002
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Description 

A great route, mixed trad/sport for leaders, one of the few moderates at Summit Rock. About halfway down the "Lower Tier" in Morris's guidebook. You'll notice a prominent "chimney" in the lower portion of the climb, topped by a chockstone. After surmounting the chockstone, climb to a ledge, where a (surprise) wide crack begins. The crack offers a super-fun intro to liebacking and ascends 20-25 feet to the anchor.


Protection 

A small crack on the left of the lower chimney will take a small nut. Tie off chockstone at the top of the chimney. Two bolts protect the namesake wide crack. Two-bolt anchor, irritatingly close to the lip if you want to rappel!



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By Blitzo
Sep 12, 2006

I thought it was OK, not two stars.