Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: saxfiend on Jan 31, 2007
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

At 5.6 in the guide, Elephant Crack is probably the most sandbagged route at Palisades. The gear placements on the face are small and not easy to find, and the roof traverse is strenuous with good potential for an unpleasant pendulum fall. This is an excellent route, but not a good choice for novice leaders.

Starting on a slightly slabby face, climb to a corner under the roof. Underclinging the roof, traverse right about 25' to an outside corner and escape up the rain gully to the top.

Location

In the Fire Tower Wall section, not far right of the descent gully. Starts below an obvious large roof.

Protection

Small gear (mainly nuts) for the face section; small to medium cams for the roof traverse. Sling trees for anchors at the top.

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