Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Kurt Rasmussen, 1973
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Shared By: Chris Dawson on Sep 4, 2004
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Access Issue: NOTE: Access only from Turkey Rocks Trailhead. Details

Description

Rasmussen Crack is located between Hummingbird Crack and Turkey's Delight on an inset wall on the left side of the Turkey Tail. A pine tree stands at the base of the route, access the climb from the left side of this tree.

Pull up and right through a blocky section and into the thin crack above. This continues straight up and then arches left. Follow the crack until it is possible to hand traverse left along a rail reaching a hand sized crack (#2 Camalot), climb this for a couple moves and move left onto a ledge with a fixed anchor. This climb is thin and sustained and excellent. It ends up being more of a face climb than a crack as the crack gets pretty small and there are some great edges on the face.

This gets two stars for rock and moves and pro, but it's short and the crack dies before becoming a classic. 70 feet is a guess. A 60 meter rope easily made the rappel from the anchor, a 50m probably would as well. Watch the dead tree when tossing your rope, it's a potential snag.

Protection

This is a thin crack that protects well with TCUs and RPs. Bring a few medium-sized cams for the first 20 feet.

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