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Crispy Critter

5.7, Trad, 55 ft,  Avg: 2.8 from 22 votes
FA: Gary Aiken, Charlie Fowler
W Virginia > Seneca Rocks > S Peak - W Face

Description

Fine crack climb with plenty of face holds if you need them. There's a thin fin in a crack that's hollow, which probably should be left alone. Top out is very rocky, so beware so that you don't rain rocks down on those below. Build a gear anchor. Easy scramble off to climber's left.

Location

Located about 12 feet right of critter crack. Start at the lower of the two trees. Just above Crusher Critter.

Protection

Standard Seneca rack

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Naz Ahmed
Herndon, Virginia
  5.7+
[Hide Comment] The guidebook (Tony Barnes 2006) gives it a 5.7+. I don't recommend this climb for a budding 5.7 trad leader who is unfamiliar with finger crack climbing. There is a way to escape the crux by moving left to another crack - more licheny and called Old Man's Escape variation. Oct 20, 2014
johnva
ALEXANDRIA
 
[Hide Comment] This is one of the better crack climbs at Seneca. Good gear whenever you want, and pleasent climbing. No burly, but as Naz says, technique important Apr 24, 2016