Ant Crack, Left
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|Type:||Trad, TR, 60 ft|
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Access Issue: Dirt road winter closures Details
Eldorado National Forest closes dirt roads during wet conditions between November and May. The main office number 530-622-5061 might help you get current conditions, which aren't always updated on the website. fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado… When the road is closed, simply park on a pullout of Wrights Lake Road and walk the extra mile.
The punchline to the route name is only an ant could climb the "crack" for most of this line... though it opens up and takes fingers or toes at the very end. The crux moves are face and use smearing. Start by attaining a ledge low on the face. Walk it left (past Ant Crack, Right) to the next fracture. Work up the crack line, using things on the face, resting at the occasional tiny Phantom Spires Patented Knob. When the crack opens enough to take finger tips near the finish, the going gets easy.
Facing south on Gorilla Rock, right of Ko-Ko Box. Both Ant Cracks start with the same move, then split left or right at the first ledge.
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