Crack of Heraclitus
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Embick & Baltz, Spring 1977, FFA Baltz & Horak, July 1977|
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|Shared By:||David Baltz on Nov 9, 2009|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
Description(1) Begin on the face to the right of the crack and traverse into the dihedral at the 6-ft level (5.12-). Once established in the dihedral, have the rack & rope thrown up to you. Sustained climbing leads up a hand crack to an alcove below a roof (5.10b). Belay off a 5" cam or tube chock. (2) Stem and jam out the roof and make hard moves to gain the dihedral above (5.10c) then continue up the moderate but large crack to the back of a cave and an uncomfortable belay below a huge roof. (3) Traverse left under the roof on a narrow ledge to the lip, then climb an unprotected dihedral (5.10c) to a point where a move right leads to jugs and the summit.
Pitches two and three can be combined if you're feeling fresh and don't mind a bit (a lot?) of rope drag on the crux.
Descent: walk off.