Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Cary Huston, 1955
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Shared By: Matt Bauman on Dec 31, 2000
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Huston Crack begins on the bottom left side of Cob Rock in the middle of the buttress to the left of the North Face Center start. It is an obvious wide crack that goes straight up for 50 feet.

It starts out with a few hand jams, quickly goes to fists for about 10 feet and then goes to a wide (arm-bar) crack for the remaining 35 feet (crux). The end of the crack starts to narrow to fist and hands again and then ends on a ledge....continue up steep but easy face to top of block with good cracks to set up belay/toprope.

From here you can set up a TR for the 10d finger crack (hard) just right of Huston Crack (it's called Old Aid Crack) and 11a face climb to the right of Old Aid Crack.


Mid to large cams. The crux needs at least 1 #4 Camalot or equivalent. A second big cam (4-4.5) might make you feel better.