Type: Trad, 90 ft
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Shared By: BenCooper on Apr 16, 2007
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Very nice handjamming the entire way. One of the best cracks I have ever climbed. Pro is good, bring a 60m rope.


The obvious crack to the right of 'local boys do good.' The approach is from Shannon Falls parking lot. Hike up the trail towards the falls until you see a large log that spans the width of the creek to your right. Cross the log and rock hop across to gain access to the steep trail that leads directly to the routes.


Rack: set of nuts, many cams from Camalot .5 to 2. Two bolt anchor at top.


Bobby Hanson
Spokane, WA
Bobby Hanson   Spokane, WA
Approach (update): cross south on the new bridge (the one you took to get into the parking lot). Several paces beyond, there is a trail that leads up into the trees, next to a sign. Follow this. The trail will go up and up, and then descend to cross a minor drainage (footbridge), and then climb again. May 24, 2007

Good luck not giggling your way up this crack ...! Aug 15, 2011
Matt Hoffmann
Matt Hoffmann   Squamish
Fun and easy, low angle with tons of placements. Great for beginner trad leaders to feel solid on. Apr 23, 2012
Shannon Falls, Klahanie crack area. There is a nice concentration of climbs close together.
I ,TRd a slab between Klahanie using K anchors and a bolt from Split Decision,
A new climb ?, or an old TR problem? I hope no one bolts it as it would be a bit cramped. Jun 17, 2013
Mark Roberts
Vancouver, BC
Mark Roberts   Vancouver, BC
Hilariously secure climbing, you can just cruise on this thing. Thinner than it looks from the ground. You could place some #2 or #3 Camalots if you wanted in those pods, but I found if there's a pod at your face you might as well climb a bit higher so your foot's in it, and place from there. I've found a rack of 2 .5s, 2 .75s and 1 #1 Camalot is sufficient.

Also, if your rack is slim and your fear is high you should know that the back of the crack often accepts smaller cams, and you can definitely place big bomber nuts too if that's your thing. Jun 27, 2013
As mentioned, thinner than it looks. .75s for most of it, but it'll take a variety of gear.

This might be the most overrated route in Squamish. It's just kinda meh. The feature is cool, but it's just not very much fun. Too low angle to be engaging. Apr 2, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
shoo....Klahanie Crack maybe too low angle for you, but 54 others have given it **** (4 stars), so it must be fairly fun and engaging. More than "meh." Jul 21, 2014
David Dennis
High Sierra
David Dennis   High Sierra
What a beautiful, easy crack. Perfect to teach hands/tight hands. Jul 24, 2014
Sam Keller
Sam Keller  
I protected this route with 4 tricams and a hex. Made it super fun. I would call it the only way to climb Klahanie ;) Aug 31, 2014
agreed, 3-4 pieces is all thats needed for this ridiculously secure hand crack Nov 4, 2014
Not as good as Corner Flash Jul 16, 2015
Ryan Lynne  
Best 5.7 crack in Squamish in my opinion. Jun 7, 2016
Emil Briggs
Emil Briggs  
While this was an OK route I have to confess I thought it was a little boring. Pretty much the same move over and over again for a hundred feet. I know a lot of people love it and I'm not knocking their feelings but I like a little more variety. Jul 28, 2016