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Blairstown Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Crystal Mine T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Free Radical T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Jason's Crack T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
One Bowl Ceiling T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
One Bowl Gully T,TR 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Pessimist, The TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Princeton Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Proboscis T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
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Shared By: al piner on Mar 22, 2009
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Description

10 ' to the right of Priceton crack . It's the center ( wide ) crack on the main buttress . Starts out easy with the hard move after the crack . There are two 5.10 variations at the top .

Protection

The bottom is unprotected but easy climbing . Takes good gear rest of route . If toproping bring real long slings and clean off where you hang over the side , unless you want to get pelted with small rocks every time the slings move !

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Tom Rickards
Narberth
 
Tom Rickards   Narberth
 
Ian Colquhoun
New Jersey
 
Ian Colquhoun   New Jersey
 
My first trad lead. A really fun climb that feels a tad harder than most other 5.6's in the area. Protection is great as long as you extend your placements to prevent rope drag.

For those top-roping, there are two bolts at the top....about 50' and 30' from the edge and about 50' from each other which makes setting up an anchor pretty ridiculous. Tons of loose rocks at the top which will rain down all over those below. Sep 24, 2014
Yair Horowitz
  5.7 PG13
Yair Horowitz  
  5.7 PG13
A fun climb. Took my brother out here for his first outdoor climb (and for my first time at Rick's Rocks). There was lots of natural protection for a top rope setup, but I'll echo the other warnings to bring a lot of webbing. I brought 20', 30', and 50' and ended up using it all on this one.

T'was a nice and moderately challenging first climb for the bro, and Blairstown provided a super intro to crack climbing, with lots of width variation and no real need for serious jams.

Lots of loose rock at the top! The books lists this as a 5.6. I'm not the most experienced grader out there, but I'd kick it up to a 5.7.

Jul 29, 2011