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Dam Fine Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Damned if You Do S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Damned if You Don't S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Day as Night S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fall Equinox S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shale for Sale T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Probably James Garrett, 2002
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Shared By: PeterSLenz on Oct 8, 2012 with updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This route was climbed by JG in 2002. It is impossible to be certain, but I believe he made the first ascent. The route was reportedly very dirty at the time, but is now very clean other than a bit of friable rock in the mid-section.
Climbing is excellent, and features both crack and face climbing.
The name of this climb is merely my suggestion and may be subject to change.


Crack system just to the climbers right (east) of Day as Night. Finish on rap ring anchors.


A standard rack of cams and nuts will do. I placed 11 pieces including 4 nuts and doubles of #0.75 and #2 camalots. You can place pro almost anywhere on the route.


SLC, Utah
Mulch   SLC, Utah
Good intro climb for beginner trad leaders trying to break into the grade. Jun 15, 2017
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Super Fluke   Earth
"Dam Fine Cracks" starts about 5' to the right of "Day as Night" on the crack. Be careful of the loose rocks on the ledge about 2/3's up. After the ledge, follow the thin crack up to the single rap anchor, located added about 5' to the right of "Day as Night" anchors.

Great intro route for crack and trad climbing. Solid holds and plenty of protection choices. May 4, 2015
It's a good one. Always wondered about the thinner crack near the top, now I know. Bottom is fun and as soon as you get to the top of the first pillar and look down at your gear you realize that its steeper than it looks from the ground. Worth doing. Nov 7, 2012