Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promises)
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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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DescriptionThis 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!!