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Routes in RGC - Open Spaces Area
|The RGC (Roger Gagne Classic) T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Crack of the World T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Cross Eyed Owl T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Open Spaces S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Owl Be Seeing Ya T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Owl's Highway T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Smitty's Sport Route S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||49 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||M Sprague on Oct 30, 2011|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThe 5.9 first pitch of this route is a popular alternative and easiest direct way to get up to the first belay of The RGC, Crack of the World and various projects that lead off from there, and is good in it's own right. It ascends off the flat block in the trail mentioned in the main RGC-Open Spaces area, up the crack in a corner that turns into an offwidth at the top. If you don't want to squirm up the offwidth, a more dignified and to my mind much easier alternative is to reach out left to the nice juggy flake and head straight up on more of the same. Reach up high and you will find them and be able to top out and step over to the bolted belay. There may be a fixed hex pounded into the crack down low. If so, lease leave it there, as it is otherwise difficult to protect the bottom's oddly shaped crack start.
The second pitch continues straight up from the belay, past where The RGC breaks right, then move a little right to stacked blocks on a ledge that you can climb up onto (scary - Dave plans to add a bolt here), to gain a crack\corner system that takes you up to the 3rd anchor of The Crack of the World. Finish by doing the last pitch of The Crack of the World. Rap back down the route in three drops with a single 60m.