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5.7 Cracks T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Boulder Exit 9 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Edward's Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Edward's Crack, Left Exit T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Edward's Crack, Right Friction Finish T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Foolishness T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promises) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Friction Slide T,S,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Friday's Follies aka Water Streak T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Gill Seam, The V3 6A
Heroes Become Weak V3 6A
In Through The Out Door (formerly entered as Water Streak II) T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jabberwocky V8 7B
Jacquot's Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jake Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jake's Variation S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Mantle Route AKA Koedt's Route TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Mary V7+ 7A+
Ripmaster T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Satterfield's Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sisca Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Tourist Trap T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Walt's Wall T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Weak Become Heroes V10 7C+
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FA: FA: Dan McClure & Dick DuMais, '70s?, FFA: Paul Piana or Todd Skinner (I think), '80s.
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Shared By: Alex Shainman on Aug 16, 2001
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Description

This is super varied!! This pitch has it all: squeeze chimney, overhanging fingers and thin hands in a corner, straight in offwith! It's hard the whole way except for a rest before the final stretch to the chains....

Fourth of July is actually on the Coke Bottle where it meets up with Walt's Wall. Lead up the first pitch of Satterfield's Crack (5.7-), but tunnel up and right through stacked boulders to the base of the left-facing corner and set up a belay. Worm your way up the greasy chimney/slot (don't trust the slippery footholds too much!) and fight it up, around the bulge to a spectacular, left-leaning, thinner corner (10+?). Turn on the power and jam, with occasional stems, up the crux. Try not to place too much gear or you will be sure to pump out!! After what seems like an eternity, heave over a bulge and onto a ledge. It ain't over yet.... After camping out for an hour, remember your OW skills and stack it up a cool, (luckily short) straight in OW (9+/10-). Arrive at the top and you just did one of the best climbs in the whole damn West!!

Protection

Lots!! #4 Friend + #4 Camalot for the start (a bigger piece would also be comforting), mostly 1/2"-1.5" cams for the middle including med nuts, #2 Big Bro or equivelant for the top, 2"-2.5" pieces in between

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I do believe that Dan McClure did the first free ascent of this route belayed by Dick Dumais back in the late '70s. Dan was a brillant climber who always did his climbs in perfect style, a unknown legend. Aug 17, 2012
Bart Paull
Boulder, CO
Bart Paull   Boulder, CO
This is one of Vedauwoo's best routes. As far as the top offwidth, if you know how to stack, it's casual. Oct 31, 2008
Sam Lightner, Jr.
Lander, WY
Sam Lightner, Jr.   Lander, WY
It was late 70's for Paul and Todd. I believe it was considered the hardest rock climb in Wyoming at the time. Mar 8, 2008
Bob Rotert
  5.12-
Bob Rotert  
  5.12-
Had to have been freed more like the early '80s. I know I did it free around '83, and it had been freed by those boys before then. Apr 10, 2007
JayJurkowitsch
Laramie,WY
JayJurkowitsch   Laramie,WY
Skinner and Piana did this FFA in the late '80s(?), and it was the first 5.12 at Vedauwoo!! Mar 27, 2007
More rack beta. I took a lot of small gear and don't think I used anything smaller than a .5 friend except for a couple of small to medium rocks (#3 and 6?).Doubles of #1 through #2.5 Friend sizes were handy in the middle (crux/enduro) section. In the chimney at the bottom I placed one each of #3, #3.5 and #4 Friend. At the base of the offwidth at the end of the pitch, almost anything you have left over finger size or above will go in. The business part of the offwidth can be protected with a #4 Camalot; however, this Camalot can block the fist/hand jams at the back of the crack. Without these jams, this section is Crack of Fear desperate. At 5'7" with short arms, I could just barely reach them. Someone with shorter arms would probably be screwed here. Aug 16, 2002
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.12a
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.12a
Fourth Of July is probably a bit easier than its grade would imply, although it is sustained. There are some stemming moves that allow you to 'rest' a bit here and there. This climb suits those with large fingers and enduro forearms. The protection is reasonable, and is easier (less pumpy) on your forarms if you take plenty of TCUs. I did not find large gear to be important. Sep 5, 2001