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Routes in The Crack House

Bold Yellow T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gargoyle Gardens T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jug-A-Lug S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mountain Mahogany T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Is Hard To Say T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No is a Four Letter Word (aka Ms. Alleneus) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Snafu T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stub-a-Chub S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

The Crack House is a highly featured wall that faces NW off the north tip of Castle Rock. It has one sport route, Jug-a-Lug, and a number of named and identified crack lines. In addition to multiple close interconnecting crack lines covering the wall, it also has many face holds and horns. The potential for different gear-led lines/variations besides these named routes is quite huge. Identifying specific lines can be difficult however because of all the possible variations. Shade until early afternoon.

Getting There

Approach the area from any of the trails on the east side, heading to the farthest north tip of Castle Rock. The Crack House is just around the corner to the west and faces toward the NW and Poultry Pillar. An alternative approach can reach The Crack House from the west via the notch from Hostess Gully (the west-side gully between the Main Castle Rock and the West Buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Crack House

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Mountain Mahogany
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Snafu
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Jug-A-Lug
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Stub-a-Chub
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mountain Mahogany
 13
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Snafu
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jug-A-Lug
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Stub-a-Chub
 19
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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benjaminleaton Eaton   Sandy, UT
S.N.A.F.U. Video May 24, 2013
Joshua Benjamin
Nampa, Idaho
Joshua Benjamin   Nampa, Idaho
There are way more trad routes than what's listed here on MP. The Bingham guidebook has about 10 lines listed. When I climbed I didn't have a clue which route I was on, but it didn't really matter because they all go at about the same grade (5.7ish). This is a great area for someone getting into trad climbing. May 23, 2016

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