Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: FA Dan Davis FFA Jim Madsen
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Mar 27, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

The crack climbs an interesting line up a wide crack and through a roof. The crux moves are physical but short lived. Once past the roof move right and link up with Canary.

Location

The route can be accessed on the ledge system to the right of the Jello Tower. Be very careful as this rock is slick and has been the site of accidents. It is a smart idea to set an anchor on the ledge for the belayer.

Protection

Pro to #4 camalot
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
The access described above is basically the start of Winter Solstice. Another way to get to Crack of Doom is to climb the enjoyable route Old Gray Mare. Aug 21, 2009
Chris Keefe  
 
Climbed comfortably with gear to 3". The moves around the overhanging roof crack (the main 4" piece) are protectable with mid-sized C4s. Jul 22, 2012
At the top and slightly left of Crack of doom is a set of chain anchors that allow a 60 meter rope to reach back to loggers ledge. Great top rope set up!

Link Old Grey Mare into the crack to the right of the roof on COD for an awesome varied pitch! Feb 24, 2013
Jessica T
seattle, wa
 
Jessica T   seattle, wa
 
Awesome to link old grey mare with this in one long pitch as Shaun suggested. I brought a 4# but not necessary also brought doubles of mid range, and again not necessary. Jun 13, 2014
rohanbk
Seattle, WA
 
rohanbk   Seattle, WA
 
As other people have mentioned, a #4 is useful for protecting the roof move. A light rack from 0.5 - #3 should suffice after pulling the roof, and the crux takes a bomber #0.75 C4. Apr 24, 2015