Trad, 60 ft,
Avg: 1.8 from 5
FA: Mark Sprague, 1999
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.
photo by Ryan Barber