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Routes in Cracked Canyon

Air Arete TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Algebra T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Attica T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bat Splat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Beginner's Luck T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bones T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cello T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Chewbacca T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chip Off T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Come On Sun T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crack of Mind T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dog Leg T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Easy Money T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Exodus T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Step T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fool's Grasp T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Free Box T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Froggy Bottoms T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Genesis T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Icy Fingers T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Javelin T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Lago T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Limey Peel T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Margin T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Orange Peel T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Othello T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pirouette T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Reptilicus (The Crock) T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Roller Skates T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Round The Corner T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Salvation T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Secrets Of Nature T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Summertime T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Superfresh T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Teacher's Pet T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Third Grade T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Thor T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tick Fever T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Tobacco Road T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Where Eagles Dare T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Where The WIld Things Are T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Guy H. on Sep 30, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is located on the right side of the canyon about 150 feet from the mouth. It climbs an obvious, splitter finger crack in a smooth slab.

This is one of the best 5.7 finger cracks around and a must do for the grade. Follow the splitter crack for about 50 feet until you do a rising traverse up and to the right.

Rap from the bolt anchor above Air Arete, 5.10.

Protection

Gear to #2 Camalot, with extra finger-sized cams.
Bruce M  
Climbed this 9/19/17 finishing up left; there actually IS a sling anchor with a ring and 2 carabiners off a tree about 12 ft. left of the natural finish which allows the rope to fall back toward the start, but there's a "notch" that the rope wants to gravitate to when belaying back down which creates some drag. Sep 25, 2017
Andy W
Fort Collins, CO
Andy W   Fort Collins, CO
Finishing left thru the "chimney feature" adds another 15 feet of great crack climbing with a steep hand crack (recommended) or just two feet left of that a wide low angle crack, and lots of stemming available for both. As of 8/2/17, there are no anchors at the top, but 30 feet down canyon (climber's right) was a tree with slings. Finishing right will take you to anchors above Air Arete (also highly recommended TR). Aug 7, 2017
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
 
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
 
According to the old guide I have, this route tops out to the left. However on 10/1/2016 there were no anchors up there that I could find. Oct 3, 2016
S.Mckinna
Cañon City, CO
  5.6
S.Mckinna   Cañon City, CO
  5.6
Pretty easy & super fun. Aug 23, 2011
This route is wonderful. You can find it on the right 200' up the canyon. It starts with 25' of fingers with solid stances for gear and ends with stemming in a chimney. It trends left at the top and into a wider crack system. I love this route.... Sep 3, 2009
Nice route but really pretty short. A couple of #0.5 Camalots sew up the crux. Jul 4, 2006
The climb can be continued up and left through a chimney feature. Then find a tree with slings to rap off. Nov 29, 2005