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"Black Crack" (Name Unknown)
Trad, Sport, 70 ft,
Avg: 3.5 from 4
FA: Rich Aschert & Co.?
> Canon City
> Shelf Rd
> N Gym
This line liebacks, jams, and stems up the obvious open-book. A set of 1980s-vintage ring bolts near the top of the cliff suggest the line was climbed on gear back in the day, but it has recently been retro-bolted by an unknown party.
Stem and lieback up smooth black rock to an easier section passing a large, detached flake. The feet get scarce passing an orange patch, then a brief juggy bulge leads to the route's highlight, a short section of splitter finger crack. Jam up the crack to deteriorating white stone and the original anchor. Continue a few more feet over a juggy roof to a new, stainless, springer anchor.
~100 yards north of the the leaning dihedral, up on a hill, is a dark slab with three lines. This is the central line.
~7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor, and a higher 2 bolt springer anchor. This could be lead on finger-hand-sized pieces.