Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: Greg Lowe, 1965
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Shared By: david goldstein on Aug 28, 2006
Admins: GRK, Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle

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Access Issue: Due to COVID 19, please be respectful of the residents of Almo. Wear a mask when indoors at places like Rock City or the Visitor Center. (1) Weather Wall, Yellow Wall, & all the crags north of Twin Sisters are CLOSED. (2) No trash cans. (3) Highlining temporary ban in place for CIRO and CRSP Details

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AKA: Crack of Dung.

This is a worthwhile pitch. I gave it a low grade because of the guano and because the neighboring climbs are so much better.

Start in the next crack system right of Crack of Doom, below a thin crack in a corner/groove which becomes a chimney.

To start either traverse in from the left (easier) or go straight up to access the crack, the first 20' of which are the surprisingly hard crux. Above that, continue with chimneying. After the crack ends, diagonal left for the COD anchors. Note: there is a rap anchor after about 10M; consider yourself a lowly piker if you employ this.

Protection

Lots of small stuff, RPs to small cams. There is a vintage (first ascent?) pin near the top of the chimney which you will probably have to excavate from dung to clip.

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