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Shared By: Steve Levin on Aug 31, 2001 · Updates
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I include Slit in the Wide Crack Tour to emphasize it is perfectly acceptable to use face holds, and adjoining features, to overcome the wide crack portions of a climb.

This climb resides in a small, obscure alcove on the SW side of the crag, just beyond the parking area. Scramble around in the boulders until you find a small grouping of cracks in a hidden opening.

Slit takes the wide chimney at the right end of the alcove to a stretch of offwidth climbing. It is a short climb, and it is possible to use holds off to the right. But the OW section may require some technique, in which case remember the fundamentals: feet and legs power the wide crack machine, while arms serve to secure the progress gained.

I like this climb, but am not sure why. It is short, a bit chossy, and not all that classic, but if you feel compelled to climb all the moderate wide cracks on the Nautilus, here ya go.

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Wider stuff. No pro for the start.