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The Egg Cracker
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Routes in White Owl Face and Laughing Owl Area
|Aquarium T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Attack of the White Owl S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Bubbles T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Crack of the Future T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Crack that Never Was, The TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Egg Cracker, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Little Wing T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Owl Cliff Club, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Pocket Change S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|White Owl T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Wide Owl T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Wingless T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||Mark Sprague and Olga Mirkina, Sept 2009|
|Page Views:||61 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||M Sprague on Oct 14, 2010|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThis route reminds some of the Barber wall at Cathedral.
Handjam and layback your way up the nice flake from the left side of the little alcove below the upper portion of the Laughing Owl Buttress, into a moderate corner. At the top of the corner protect, extending your piece with a 4 foot sling, then lean out as far as you can under the two foot roof and place a small cam, again with a long sling. Stand back up and undercling the roof out right to gain a finger crack that will allow you to pull over the lip and get up to the final, bigger overlap, split by a wide crack. Stem up high, then jam, layback and arm bar your way up to the top. Sequence is important here or you will feel like you will barn door off the route. There is a 2 bolt anchor, but you may want to clip it and head back to the trees then set yourself up so you can belay your second up from closer to the lip. I found that the rope sometimes jams on it's self if you lower and try to TR or pull the rope from the anchor.
To get down, walk back into the woods about 50 feet and head right maybe another 50, then look for where you can head down (carefully) to the wooded ledge above the slab, where you can rap off the Bubbles anchor. If you don't have a 70 m rope, rap to the top of "Pocket Change", then down.