Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,809 total · 9/month
Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Apr 25, 2003
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Description

Cracking up is a nice 5.6 to the right of Bagatelle (rt 179). Ascend the very steep initial section using some stemming. About 10 feet off the deck try some solid laybacks and inch your way up until holds appear on the right-hand wall. Climb about 15 feet to another section of laybacks. Use this technique to get near the top, then finish on easier terrain.

Protection

Bring your Big Bro's for this one.

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Ta-Chi Wang  
 
Agree with Doug. This is a great route: long, moderate, easy-to-protect, and exposed, deserving more people to lead it. I used a Camalot #6 (#5 will also do if you put it deeper) on the crux and the layback on it was just much FUN! May 24, 2009
A B
Boulder, CO
 
A B   Boulder, CO
 
I walked my biggest cam up continuously. the sequence was as follows; layback move, layback move, hike feet up, walk cam, repeat as necessary. Should see more traffic. Better than Foreplay for sure and I thought it was less fun than Curving Crack (albeit on different rock with some slight differences in style) Aug 29, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
 
Remo   Madison, WI
 
Big gear! Sep 7, 2009
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
 
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
 
Did this route yet again, recently. Two pieces of Big Gear is a good idea. Sep 8, 2009
Burton Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burton Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Doug... the climber at the base of the climb (had just led Crack'n Up himself) while you were climbing commented he was impressed with your taking advantage of the run-outs this climb affords.... Sep 8, 2009
NickinCO
colorado
  5.7
NickinCO   colorado
  5.7
Big gear for sure! My first trad lead, I went up with a few C4 #4's and wished I had some 5's and 6's. I did get to place a #2 big bro which was sweet. Oct 17, 2010
Gokul
Madison, WIsconsin
  5.6
Gokul   Madison, WIsconsin  
  5.6
Fun lead. I had no big gear on me, so ended up running out most of it - found two spots along the way that took hand-sized cams. Oct 31, 2011
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
 
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
 
It's quite possible to get decent side-gear in Epiphany, too, to your right. However the gear in Epiphany is pretty technical: small, fairly shallow, and you have to get the right piece in *just* the right position for it to be really good. Oct 31, 2011
Aawait
  5.6
Aawait  
  5.6
A pair of #3 BD Camalots worked well for me(a little bit run out) Aug 19, 2012