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Zacker Cracker  

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mack Johnson
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 20, 2009

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Eli cruising up the route


This would get 4 stars if it was 300 feet up but alas its a bit under exposed... The moves however are really cool and i recommend it to any strongish trad climbers looking for a new rumney adventure...

Climb up Left of Dog Biscuit in to the corner and get ready for the fun stuff... Stem up under the roof place some gear and get to it... There are a couple possible ways to do it, I jammed right out the Roof hand crack but you can also layback the corner of the roof heading left on smearing feet... Either way there are jugs all over the place toward the end... Exiting the route is pretty simple... You can anchor to a tree and belay from above and i think walking off is the easiest way down...

Video link:


To the Right look for the large Cracked Roof left of Dog Biscuit... not hard to locate...


Regular rack... the guide says bring lots of hand sizes, id say just use them wisely... Anchor to a tree at the top.... there is a funky fixed anchor but i wouldn't recommend using it...

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Rock Climbing Photo: dialed
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof!
BETA PHOTO: The roof!

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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 21, 2009

Check out the video link...
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 21, 2009

cool video lee, to bad the audio doesnt work, route looks fun
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 21, 2009

Yeah, the soundtrack was white zombie... which i felt tied the whole piece together... maybe the proj will let me post directly some day and wont edit my content...
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Apr 21, 2009

nice route dude! that crack looks SICK! deffinately hitting that up when i get out there next :) and did you film that with your new nifty difty camera? :)
By Eli Buzzell
Sep 28, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

This is a contender for the best non-adventurous trad route I've had the pleasure of climbing in Rumney. I'm not sure about using the holds in the seam, but the jams in the roof are incredible. Four stars, this route is badder than Michael Jackson in his prime.

Update: The questionable-at-best tat anchor has been replaced and is now some nice 1" nylon webbing with a waterknot and two biners. That will probably be good for a couple more seasons of abuse.

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