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Crack-a-Goo-Goo T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 491 total, 5/month
Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Mar 3, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Quite lichenous, but nevertheless a good route.

Begin the wider-than-fists crack utilizing features on the face and in the crack to gain a short section of decent fists that tapers to hand jams, then to thin hands, and arches right, facilitating the transition to a layback. Solid jamming and good rock make this a worthwhile, if short, line.

Location

Walking east beneath along The Ripple, take note of an alcove defined by pinkish granite in between right- and left-facing dihedrals. Just around the corner from these lines is a large, right-facing corner rising off a broken ledge; this is Crack a Goo Goo. An interesting looking, wider climb is just to the right.

Protection

If leading, one cam each from #0.75 Camalot to #4 will sew this line up. The opening moves begin on a ledge system, so a #4 cam is nice to have for the start. Toprope gear could be anything; boulders and trees are available to sling.

Photos

patrick donahue
Bend, OR
patrick donahue   Bend, OR
What's the OW to the right go at? Aug 25, 2015