5.7 YDS 5a French 15 Ewbanks V+ UIAA 13 ZA MVS 4b British
Avg: 2.9 from 30 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 150 ft (45 m), Grade II|
|FA:||6/27/31, Hans Wittich, Walter Becker, Rudolph Widener|
|Page Views:||12,768 total · 72/month|
|Shared By:||Andrew Carson on Aug 8, 2008|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
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The Wittich Crack is a very fun one pitch shot leading from the start of the OS up to the Cat Walk. This obvious break in the wall above the Upper Saddle starts about 20 feet south of the Belly Roll, about where parties climbing the OS would rope up and start belaying. The double cracks of the Wittich quickly merge into a large chimney and crack system, with a few bulges and a large roof at the top. The rock is excellent and the climbing enjoyable, with the crux being the big roof at the top.
See the description section. This route is likely as prone to icing and being wet as is the OS.