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Z Crack 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Season: Spring to Fall
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Submitted By: Addict on May 18, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Z Crack

Annual Raptor Closure at Bridge Creek Wall area MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The crux is right at the base pulling over the overhang and feels stiff for the grade. Hint: put your right foot on the right seam. Stab for the nice finger jamb above then jamb the continuous fingercrack up to the anchor.

Location 

The obvious fingercrack on the left side of the formation.

Protection 

Cams to 2.5" with extra in the finger to micro size
50 meter rope


Photos of Z Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Playing around on TR.  This is the crux move.
Playing around on TR. This is the crux move.
Rock Climbing Photo: Good hand jam rest above the crux.
Good hand jam rest above the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: crux
crux

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By Jplotz
From: Wenatchee, WA
Sep 18, 2015

Sandbagged at 5.10c. An onsight lead of this route easily is 5.11a/b. Better have decent lock off strength and precise footwork to get you safely through the opening crux on this one. The upper crack is a joy!
By Pawel
From: WA
4 days ago
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Fantastic climb (doesn't seem sandbagged to me), but why give crux beta in the description and ruin the on-sight for everyone?

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