Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Grant Bryans on May 5, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Described as a classic East Animas crack climb, this takes on the obvious crack to gain a ledge. From this ledge, belay your partner up and go to the obvious crack (5.8).


Classic East Animas rack.


Durango, CO
Easy-E   Durango, CO
Steep fingers off the deck and then the typical east a wack factor in a flare. Good climb. Nov 7, 2007
Jesse Morehouse
Jesse Morehouse   CO
I thought it a tad stiff for 10a, but then it's all relative. Short- yes, fun- yes. Classic??? Once again, I guess it's all relative. I sure wouldn't hike up here to do it, but if you are here and you climb 10s it is not bad. Sep 30, 2008
Tim Kuss
Durango, CO
Tim Kuss   Durango, CO
They used to call it 5.9 when they did it in the 1970s in EBs. I think it's classic in an old school East A way. Mar 21, 2010
Actually Tim, when we did the FA of this climb, I was still mostly wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top Sneakers. EBs hurt way too much to wear for very long and as a poor college student couldn't afford 'em anyway! Jul 4, 2011
Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
P1: tips lieback into hands into East-A awkward pod (protect w/ #3). Traverse left to anchor.

P2: face climb immediately above anchor, get into wide hands/ #4 sized crack to a ledge, new BD #5 (two would not be a bad idea) protects upper stacked-fist sized crack to the top of the Picto Cracks/ Double Exposure area.

Anchor: gear belay or terrain belay as the leader could not get sucked through the wide crack the follower comes up and through.

Continuing up the infamous "Black Arete" is recommended! Mar 27, 2013