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Routes in Coke Bottle
|Bell Crack T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Boardwalk T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Dollywood S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Fallout T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Horn's Mother T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Light From Blue Horses T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Mainstreet T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Mr. Rockbiter S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Never Ending Story T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Revenge of the Nothing T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sidestreet T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Space Oddity (a.k.a. Significant Local) S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|TM Chimney T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Young Guns S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|Page Views:||2,110 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Skip Harper on Aug 16, 2001|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki|
DescriptionAre you ready for a challenging off width experience? Bell Crack will probably ring your chimes. The only place it goes as thin as 'hands' is below the roof (crux), most of the climb is above it.
First, TAPE UP! Then begin on the Center Coke Bottle at #1 (on the photo-topo) and instead of traversing left as described for #1 (Boardwalk), go straight out, up and over the bulging roof on strenuous, rattly fists Once you round the roof, start placing the big pro bro (see the shot). Then enter a gaping, 30' high flaring maw, stem up and protect it at the back if you want to take the time. Set another wide piece at the top of this nasty gash and begin heel and toe-ing up a vertical 35' gutter full of feldspar crystals - good friction! Belay on gear at the rounded top as indicated (B) on the topo for route # 1.
Your second will curse at you all the way to the top.