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Crack in the Back
5.6, Trad, 45 ft,
Avg: 1.5 from 18 votes
FA: Bill Robins, Jim Yoder
Washington > Central Region > Frenchman Coule… > Kotick Memorial Wall
Climb the hand crack which widens to 4 Camalot size. Plenty of jugs as well.
Higher up you can stem off the pillar behind you.
The ledge at the top has chains.
After "Rod of God" in a little alcove hosting a few routes.
Gear to 4"'
Most people will want multiple fist sized pieces. (3 camalot)
Chains on top.
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The crack you place protection in.
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Very wide crack, would have liked doubles of BD C4's #3 and #4.
Apr 9, 2012
Easy climbing fairly chosy. Gear to 3" should be fine, the last 7 ft there is an opportunity for a bomber BD 3. Only spot a 4 would fit is 3 ft below the chains.
Mar 12, 2013
Fairly dangerous for the new 5.6 leader. I have seen some sketch leading on this. Just make sure to look closely to find pro, and use long slings for rope drag.
Feb 10, 2014
the left hand crack eats BD #3s
Mar 23, 2014
Need at least doubles of #3. I used exactly two #3 and one #2, even more #3's would have been nice! Could have probably found a spot for another #2. Didn't see any #4 opportunities, but I didn't look too closely for that.
Oct 1, 2018