Type: Trad, 150 ft (45 m)
FA: Greg Lowe and friends, 1960's
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Apr 9, 2004 · Updates
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Aaahh, the good stuff! This crack is good, and long! On the east side of Elephant Rock—just around the corner from Just Say Nois a large boulder which forms a chimney with the face. There is a nice hand crack coming down into this chimney but not all the way to the ground. This is the Columbian Crack.

Start up the chimney toward the crack. A good option for protecting this start is to go around to the east side of the boulder before you start up and toss your rope over. Have your belayer belay from this side. Then you are essentially on TR until you get to the crack. Climb up to the top of the chimney and step out onto the boulder. Have your belayer come back around to the inside of the chimney. Now you are ready to go!

Follow the ever-widening crack to the top, passing one old SMC bolt and finishing at another single bolt. Belay at this bolt backed up with a #4 C4 or equivalent. Alternatively, continue higher and build an anchor with smaller pieces.

Rappel off the anchors for Just Say No, or walk off the south side.

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Same rack that you used on Rye Crisp. Standard rack, heavy in large gear.