All Locations > International > North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Smoke Bluffs > Krack Rock
Avg: 1.5 from 11 votes
|Type:||Trad, 75 ft|
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|Shared By:||Mark van Eijk on Sep 11, 2012|
|Admins:||Kate Lynn, Nate Ball|
Do not park in the residential neighborhood! Park in the designated lot Details
There is an excellent parking lot available (thanks to the BC Climbers Access Society, I believe), but people continue to park in the residential areas anyway.
DescriptionStart off with a short, fun, and perhaps sandbagged crux with great hand jams and awkward body position. That's where the good times end... The second half of the climb is dirty, tedious, and the rock quality is poor. Rotten roots and grime clog the wide cracks and it seems no amount of cleaning could save this thing. The anchor bolts are easy to miss (far out right on the upper slab. If you make it to the trees, you've gone to far).
Some users on other sites have made the case that the start of this route is much harder than the guidebook proposes. It definitely requires some solid hand crack technique. While I wouldn't argue with an upgrade, it's certainly no harder than 5.7
LocationFarthest left route at Krack Rock. Starts up the fine-looking hand crack just before the trees.
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