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Ale 8 S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Back Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Barbed Wire Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Black Slabbath S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chicken Head S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Parts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cold Feet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cold Shoulder S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dolt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Electric Socks S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Free Range Chicken T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Giant Man S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hinterland Highway S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hole in the Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Head S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jolt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Killers Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Know Moxie T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Last Kid Picked S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little People, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mean Lean, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Moxie T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C0
Nicky's Crack S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rise Against S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tang S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Who Done It? T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Mark Sprague, 1999
Page Views: 641 total, 10/month
Shared By: Ryan Barber on May 19, 2012
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Back Crack is one of the least complicated ways of climbing safely into Hohe Hinterland. Climb this zigzaging crack straight through, and do some funky chimney smears up and onto the small ledge above the corner after clipping high on the left after the natural pro ends. There is a small ledge where you can place a piece before moving up over another bulge onto a slab and up to some belay trees in the Hohe Hinterland area.

Careful; there is a crux move to get on the climb, so place a bomber nut and crank through.


Scramble up into the dirty gully right of Hinterland Highway, and look to your right at the obvious crack structure (see photo)

NOTE: There are no lower off anchors at the top of Back Crack yet. Follow the line up to Hohe Hinterland, and rap off of one of the big trees.


small/ medium nuts, cams and / or tricams.


Eric Leclerc
Eric Leclerc   Montreal
Best way to clean this is by continuing climbing on "Schwarze Weissnergrat 5.8" in Hohe Hinterland. You get the bonus of climbing a nice line and no need to rap off a tree. Sep 8, 2015
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Finally got around to climbing this one... good climbing... a bit dirty in spots but hey its an obscure rumney trad climb what do you want? Aug 25, 2012
Ryan Barber
Rumney, NH
Ryan Barber   Rumney, NH
I put a bolt in towards the top of the corner where the pro ends because there is a funky little chimney move to get out a good way past the last piece of gear. I guess I was a little confused about the original exit after reading the posts on Killers Crack. Mark, if you would like to trash the "original" page, I can fix this one and just mention that an extra bolt was added later for the exit moves. May 29, 2012
bradley white
bradley white   Bend
Cool. It's a fun climb. May 25, 2012
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
I believe this is actually how I did the route, and didn't move off right to the Killer's Crack anchor. I had fixed ropes running down from above for exploration and cleaning, which I think is how I got off. I had meant to put a separate bolted anchor in to the left that you would clip from the top of the corner. May 25, 2012