Elevation: 5,019 ft
GPS: 38.589, -109.699 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jordan Wood on Apr 17, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

The Crackhouse is a small bouldering cave just north of Moab. Although there aren't many problems, the quality of those there more than makes up for any lack in quantity. About ten feet off the ground, the roof of the cave is split by a system of splitter cracks that offer up to about forty feet of continuous, all points in, horizontal roof crack climbing.

Getting There

The cave is located on the North side of Gemini Bridges road, (very) roughly about half way between 191 and 313. I once tried to approach from the 191 pull off, but spent all day hiking and never found it. A much easier approach is from 313.

Take 191 North from Moab. Pass the Gemini Bridges pull off, and turn left on highway 313. Go somewhere around ten miles and turn left on Gemini bridges road. The road is marked and there is a large gravel pull-off on the Northeast corner of the intersection. From this side, the road is drivable by pretty much any car, but makes for a nice walk if you've got time. Either way, follow the signs to Gemini Bridges, which is pretty straight forward. Eventually, you'll see a sign telling you to park, and a walking trail breaks right that goes to the bridges. Rather than taking this turn, continue going straight on the road for about a quarter to half mile. The crackhouse is right off the road on you left. There is a pull off and you'll see two side-by-side entrances. You can't miss it. (It's 6.3 miles from the Gemini Bridges turn off to the cave)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crackhouse

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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 20
The Birth Canal
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B
 6
Outside Traverse
Sport, Boulder
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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The Crack Whore
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c V8 7B
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The Crackhouse
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Birth Canal
 20
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Outside Traverse
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V4 6B Sport, Boulder
The Crack Whore
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The Crackhouse
 21
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c V8 7B Trad, Boulder
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