Type: Trad, 150 ft (45 m)
FA: Don Hunley, Jim McEver, Reid Thompson
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Shared By: saxfiend on Mar 12, 2007 · Updates
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At North Carolina's home of scary runout slab climbing, Dirty Crack is one of a handful of routes that's well-protected from start to finish. That doesn't mean it's easy; there's some thin moves midway up that might make you want to grab one of the trees growing out of the crack. "Dirty Crack" may have been an apt name in the past, but in fact this is a clean route that's a worthwhile lead.

Starting at the obvious right-facing dihedral, follow the thinning crack up past a couple of trees to the Tree Ledge.


Starts below the far right end of the Tree Ledge at a right-facing dihedral. 10' right of Entrance Crack. Rap on a single 70 meter rope from 2 bolt anchors at the top or dirty crack or use 2 ropes to rap from Father Knows Best or one of the other Tree Ledge rap anchors.


A good range of gear up to 4" (big pieces mainly near the start); there are also trees to sling. Belay using the 2 bolt anchors on a comfortable ledge.