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5.8 Cube Crack

5.8-, Trad, TR, 20 ft,  Avg: 2.1 from 12 votes
FA: unknown
Washington > Central-E Casca… > Icicle Creek > Clamshell Cave
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details


Nice, clean crack, only wish it was 4x the length. Crux is right off the deck with a tricky entrance move. Overall, the crack is hand-sized and takes feet well, although there are adequate face features for hands and feet as well. Note, old guidebook called this 5.7, but the 2003 version up-rated it to 5.8.


Backside can be climbed near a tree to set a top rope, or descend. Also, a single lowering bolt remains at the top (without a sling or rap ring).


Pro to 3". A bolted anchor at the top has been removed (as of 5/18/08), Can be topropped by slinging a boulder with a HUGE piece of webbing (30'?).

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West side of Cube - Unknown Climber
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Hand crack head-on
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