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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Addict on May 18, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Jamb up the handcrack through a bulge to a ledge. Above this is the crux, a short but strenuous overhanging fist crack section. Finish to the anchor on the much easier handcrack.

Location

The obvious hand and fist crack in the center of the formation.

Protection

2 each cams from 1" to 3.5"
50 meter rope
RodrigoB
  5.10a
RodrigoB  
  5.10a
Watch the wasp nest if walking if. I got stung a lot of times while doing the short downscramble. Oct 6, 2016
Eric Chabot
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9
Eric Chabot   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9
this climb would fit right in at Vedauwoo (where it would get a 5.8... ;) ). Might be worth taping up for this one if you are questioning your jamming skills. Great jams are all there, and nothing too flaring even, but the rock is pretty rough compared to other 11worth hand cracks.

Gear beta: Can be done with a standard rack of nuts and cams to #3 (save your #2 for just after the crux to prevent decking out on the ledge below it, and a #1 for the finishing hand crack). More if you want to sew it up. The nice ledge midway up the climb allows you to place a piece or two and then rest before busting through the crux. Sep 5, 2014
Jam, not Jamb Jul 5, 2013
michal
Everett WA
 
michal   Everett WA
 
nice route with a very fun crux eats stoppers very well Sep 30, 2009
Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
me and Andy TP this route the crux is hard the jams are there. Jun 22, 2009
Rafe
  5.10a
Rafe  
  5.10a
All the routes on this wall are pretty darn quality...the two sport routes around to the left are a little bit less so....The .11c is fun and challenging but has some smelly bird doo doo on it. May 5, 2009