Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Scott Little, November 1972
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Shared By: Mark J. Nelson on Jan 1, 2003
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Just right of center on the west face, there's a ledge about ten feet wide and five feet high. You can gain the ledge through unprotected but relatively easy climbing at either end.

Cranny starts from the right end of the ledge, and follows the obvious double crack system. It requires an interesting combination of techniques, and protection is adequate but not copious.


Standard rack, including small cams (Aliens).


Brian Reynolds  
I didn't realize how steep this climb is until I was into the alcove and standing at the base. Fun, interesting climb. Nov 29, 2003
Better as a toprope.The crack gets sandy and the pro can be dubious and tricky. Quite steep for a 5.8 and the final moves are a mutha! Oct 1, 2004
Belaying from the first ledge above the ground makes this climb much safer. Otherwise, a leader fall higer up can end up on the leader hitting the second ledge, due to rope stretch. Apr 4, 2005
Fun route. Sep 10, 2006
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
This climb is surprisingly fun! I found solid gear, and never felt that the protection was dubious (and I'm pretty picky about good gear!) Definitely steep for a 5.8! Apr 7, 2007
72HW Holly
Minneapolis, MN
72HW Holly   Minneapolis, MN
Maybe this one has cleaned up over the years, I found the pro to be bomber and saw little of the above mentioned sand. Went on a nut down low and two BD #1's. Top out moves are powerful to say the least, and the high step layback is tons of fun. Overall, an exciting - if all too short - lead that I will do again! Mar 3, 2008
Joe M
Beckley, wv
Joe M   Beckley, wv
I thought this climb was a lot easier than it looked (althogh I only toproped it). The pro looked a little sketchy, would love to lead it otherwise. I stemmed most of the way up which probably made it feel easier. Jan 11, 2009
Colin Parker
Idyllwild, CA
Colin Parker   Idyllwild, CA  
Way more fun than I expected for such a short route! First 5.8 lead. May 27, 2009
Take just a light rack of cams and nuts. Lots of stemming. Last moves at the top are definitely stout. Feb 16, 2010
Rodger Raubach
Loveland, CO
Rodger Raubach   Loveland, CO
Short, a better toprope than as a lead. All of an "8." Sep 9, 2010
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
This climb is tons of fun (if only it could have been 4 times as long). The moves are varied and cool and the protection was great. No need for aliens, I placed a .75, 1, and 2 C4 all of which were bomber. As for the rating, I didn't know what it was rated before jumping on it and when I got to the top I said it felt like 5.8, so I'd say the rating is right on. Dec 20, 2010
Good climb. Was scratching my head at the crux until I figured out to stem wide and lieback. Nov 8, 2011
Eden Prairie, MN
CrazyCranium   Eden Prairie, MN
Just left of the double cracks on Cranny, there is a shallow left leaning crack that we were able to climb on the same toprope. Does anyone know the name and rating of this climb? I was unable to find it on MP or in any of the guidebooks we had. I would expect it to be in the low 5.10 range. Apr 10, 2014
Great climb, but I did note "Bad Fall Potential" in my anecdotal notes for the route. Apr 18, 2015
M Meyers
M Meyers  
All the gear on this is good, black and green master cams did the trick. Feb 15, 2017
Kent Sullivan
Big Sky, MT
Kent Sullivan   Big Sky, MT
Fun climb, but not really my favorite in the area on the count of the crack being flared and also a pretty short climb. Good warm-up climb though. Didn't really feel that steep although compared to the rest of the climbs on the east face of trashcan its definitely steeper. Mar 29, 2018