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Dam Classic (aka The Dam Crack) T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Haywire T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Last Man Standing T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
West Nile T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jake Hutchins on Jul 2, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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The most aesthetic crack on this portion of the wall closest to the dam. This is one of the best cracks at the Dells. climb the crack until it peters out and then make a couple of slabby moves to the top. Setting up an anchor is a little bit tough, and not all that solid but marginal.


single rack hands to fingers size pieces


Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Yes, very good route indeed and the easier one to the right -- Dam Seam -- is good too. A nice wall. May 17, 2017
Gregory Cooper
San Diego
Gregory Cooper   San Diego
Just climbed this last Sunday. Gotta say its one dam good crack. Highly recommend. Perfect hands made it seem much easier than a 9-. Make sure to bring double medium range cams. There is now two bolts on top for anchor building and rapping. Oct 19, 2015
Kevin Keith
Kevin Keith  
Just added a new route to the left of The Dam Crack. "Haywire" 5.10b. Climb face/arete to the left of the crack past 3 bolts merging with a chimney on the arete. The step across to the chimney is well protected and the climbing above involves steep hands and fingers. The route eventually merges with the Dam Crack and makes for a spectacular line. Stay in the left crack as long as possible to get the best the wall has to offer. KK Sep 4, 2015
Walt Barker
Reno NV
Walt Barker   Reno NV
Fantastic route. Great fingers to hands. Certainly one of the best cracks in the area. Must do. May 3, 2013
BCramer   Prescott
Another damn classic Rusty move ;-) Nov 22, 2009
tourjee Tourjee
Moab, UT
tourjee Tourjee   Moab, UT
Rusty's topo in Rock & Ice calls this Another Damn Classic. Nov 22, 2009
Kevin Keith
Kevin Keith  
This route originally known as "The Dam Crack" is very grainy and slabby and somewhat difficult to protect at the top. The crack to the right protects better and is still grainy and slabby. The setting is beautiful and the photo ops are outstanding. The odor however can be somewhat overwhelming at times as are the mosquitos. Jul 4, 2009