5.10a YDS 6a French 18 Ewbanks VI+ UIAA 18 ZA E1 5a British
Avg: 3.6 from 174 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 60 ft (18 m)|
|FA:||John Gill (reportedly onsight solo in the late 50's)|
|Page Views:||19,659 total · 77/month|
|Shared By:||James Schroeder on Apr 3, 2002|
|Admins:||Ian CB, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge|
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Congrats is a classic among classics. A striking 5.10 finger crack positioned at the crossroads of climbing on The East - it is the 5.10 to climb at The Lake. Congrats is considered by many to be the bar for 5.10 at Devil's Lake - climb it on TR and you are a 5.10 top-roper, lead it and you are a 5.10 leader. You might get lucky on the likes of Mouse's Misery or Callipigeanous Crack, but Congrats earns every bit of its 5.10 rating and so do you...if you send. It's also a great place to see and be seen, since just about every climber on the The East will walk past it (probably at least twice) during the day. Time your send right, and you might draw a hearty "Congrats!" and the offer of a beer from some grizzled local in the overflow lot at the base of the CCC later. But that sword cuts the other way as well - your wobbler-filled flail sesh will not escape the eyes of the masses either. In the end, Congrats should not be missed by anyone.
Just to the left of where the CCC trail runs into the point of 05: Pedestal Buttress.