North Wide Crack
Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||unknown/undocumented (Bubb/Haas Free solo 9/06)|
|Page Views:||600 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Sep 24, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route starts off perhaps 25 meters down and left from the Western edge of the North Face of the Jamcrack Spire. Start up a steep lelft-leaning handcrack (2.5", 5.8 to start), and get established in this as it widens... climb to the initial crack's end, and continue up and slightly right in a second system. The climbing is mostly 5.6 and heads up toward the arete on the right, criss-crossing it on a set of handcracks (5.8) or riding directly up it (5.7, exposed, less protected) to the top of the rock. This route shares some territory with the existing route, Right For Grapenuts (5.9+) on the upper part, but it is not known how much and depends upon the line you take (crack or direct face) anyway.
This could be a reasonably well-protected line most of the way, we believed.