Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Apr 16, 2010
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb a sustained finger to thin-hands crack with pods of wider jamming before an easy topout guarded by a final set of moves before the two bolt anchor.

Location

This is the righthand of the two cracks facing the river. Begin from a nice ledge along the base.

Protection

Nuts and cams from 0.4" to 3". Bolted anchor at top.

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Ben Horton
  5.9
Ben Horton  
  5.9
This and what is called here "Left Tracks Crack" were routes I did about 10 years ago or more with a couple other guys named Wade Drogermyer and Dustin Somthingorother. Not sure if it was done before, but as with the route to the left that I led afterwards, the cracks were so full of debris we figured they hadn't been climbed before, or at least not for 10 years or so... there were no anchors up there at the time either.... So.. .maybe a FA? Anybody know if it was climbed before? Aug 1, 2010
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
  5.9
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
  5.9
Cool, Ben. Who knows for sure if you guys did the FA. Achey, per the guidebook, put the FA date in the 1990s but doesn't list the names or exact dates, so I'm guessing it's just a guess. Kor and company climbed on the Fountain Buttress in the '60s, so it's pretty conceivable that they could have climbed the Tracks Cracks, since they're so obvious. I've climbed many things in the area where it's just dirty and loose, and you really think you're getting an FA, and lo and behold at the top you find a pin, an old Star drive bolt or I even found an old pair of aiders once. Kor and those guys seemed to climb anything and everything and didn't record any of it, because it was always training for the bigger stuff. Oct 9, 2010
Jay Austin
  5.10a
Jay Austin  
  5.10a
Good climbing with some interesting hand jams and foot work to boot. I felt like this climb was more of a 5.10, especially after climbing the 5.10 directly to the left of this (which actually turned out to be easier). My climbing partner agreed with a rating of 5.10. very fun climb. May 31, 2012