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BETA PHOTO: Josh at the Top of Wide Crack
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.
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!
BETA PHOTO: Route diagram for Wide Crack, Bolt Filcher, Ribbed...
Sep 12, 2006
I thought it was OK, not two stars.
By Guy T. B.
From: Santa Cruz, California
Aug 19, 2014
Would this route take a black diamond size 5-11 stopper, not super experienced with trad so humor me :)