Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: Jack Koffman, Bill Kees
Page Views: 507 total · 4/month
Shared By: Tristan Perry on Aug 29, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

It seems like hard work getting to this marvelous climb if you don't like talus approaches. You can see it the whole hike up. Done in one long pitch, Summertime goes from fingers and gradually widens to hands and bigger to the trees on top, all on excellent rock. It's a trip, well worth the hike.

Location

This is all the way up Cracked Canyon, facing downhill toward the road.

Protection

Nuts and cams.

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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
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Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
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An absolutely amazing pitch! Perfect crack climbing and quite sustained. This is well worth the tedious approach hike all the way up the canyon. Because of the length, bring a full rack. We had 2x from #0.3 to #2, 1x of 000-0 C3s and a full set of nuts. This was just right. Jun 15, 2008
Chris Dickson
Sometimes Lander and someti…
Chris Dickson   Sometimes Lander and someti…
Don't forget to bring two ropes for the rap! From the tree at the very top, a 70m comes up about 10 feet short.... Aug 1, 2016
Fritz Nuffer
The Western Slope
Fritz Nuffer   The Western Slope
Definitely worth the hike. An 80m just reached on rap. If you need to downclimb with a 70m, the first fifteen feet are either wet and mossy 5.6 or good 5.9 with a bad landing zone. I'd do it again with a 70m and rig a biner block and slings/cord to extend.

Stellar jamming. I traversed early into the fistcrack up top, and it was a bit dirty. Probably better to face climb a bit after the right crack peters out.

No need for a #4. The left fist crack takes smaller gear in horizontals. Jul 3, 2017
MaryH. Harlan
Carbondale, CO
MaryH. Harlan   Carbondale, CO
What is the right-trending tips/face variation on this? My partner & I pitched this route out in 2 pitches & chose to go up the tips/ face climbing crack straight up, a little more than halfway up the route, instead of moving left into the wide crack system. This went into a left-facing dihedral & then a short section of steep face climbing on flat edges. Finally it traversed left at the last 6 feet of the wide crack. It was awesome! Aug 22, 2018