Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Leo H or Rich Bechler/Steve Sangdahl, early 80's
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Shared By: Burton Lindquist on Sep 18, 2006
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Two cruxes. One moving past first bolt and one pulling above third bolt onto upper part of the route.


Take bushy ledge system in a leftward traverse along base of wall to get to route base after leaving trail proper.


Three bolts and anchor. One can place crack gear to protect the first 25ft and easy part of the route.


Leo Hski  
We called this Aswan Dam Crack way back in the dark ages. No bolts back then. Dec 18, 2009
Burton Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burton Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Oh cool. Somebody finally gave this thing a moniker. Apr 20, 2010
Leo Hski  
I appreciate the credit for FA but who really knows? When Sangdahl first took me there in '83 or so the obvious big lines like Y Crack been done by my DLFA brothers and others that went before. Wenzel and I spent quite a few weekends searching out the remaining interesting lines, many of which turned out to be pretty easy, and some of which turned out to be nice climbing. I always assumed that anything easier that 5.10 or .11 might well have seen earlier ascents. We were climbing for ourselves, enjoying the crag, and enjoying the solitude. Never worried about FA credit. Those that had the vision and the skill for the big lines (Sangdahl, Bechler, Groth) certainly deserve the FA credits. May 6, 2010
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
Amen to that Leo! Oct 30, 2013
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
Good climbing on suspect stone. I broke a hold and bashed a knee trying to second this one. It's definitely not on my list of routes to return to. Sep 27, 2015
Steve Sangdahl
eldo sprngs,co
Steve Sangdahl   eldo sprngs,co
This one was led by my late brother of f-nes Rich Bechler and myself 1982 . Not really sure what old Prunes named it but probably something NOT politically correct! Leo, thanks for the nod. Nov 30, 2015
Ben Clark
La Crosse, WI
Ben Clark   La Crosse, WI
I'm glad we climbed this route, with easy climbing up to the first bolt. I placed a 0.5" C4 in a section where the slab meets the vertical wall on the climbers right clipped the first bolt and then downclimbed one move to clean it before moving forward. Jul 9, 2018