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Elephant's Arse Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elephantiasis T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Terminator Two T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Robin Barley, Peter Shackleton
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Shared By: AJV on Jul 26, 2013
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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The bottom 10 feet will almost always be wet. However, the moves aren't very hard and you'll get a piece in before your feet are 5 feet up. Many people skip this climb because of the wetness, but the crack above is outstanding. Steep locker hand jams all the way to the top. Plenty of rests but all rests all slightly strenuous.


The diagonal crack about 5 metres right of Elephant's Arse


Bomber gear the entire way. 1s, 2s and 3s are all handy.


Great and pumpy. Not sure why the Select guide describes it as a bit wide, it mostly varies from good hands to good fingers, and I was wishing for more finger-sized gear. Aug 13, 2013
Ralph Swansen
Denver CO
Ralph Swansen   Denver CO
Tougher than it looks, flaring jams. Wet start has tough moves and is intimidating. Aug 22, 2013
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
I don't use tape gloves in Squamish, with this route being the exception. Oct 22, 2013
Mark van Eijk
Mark van Eijk  
Too bad about the permanently soggy start, but worth it as the climbing above is exceptionally good. If you're tall you can place your first pieces from comfortable stances. The opening boulder problem is engaging and fun except for the slime.

The business ranges from rattly fingers to big hands and everything in between. No really hard moves, but sustained with numerous marginal rests. Multiple pieces from BD #.5 to #3 help, so do tape gloves. I agree with Eric that you'll want a selection of smaller pieces as well.

Great climbing, get over the wet start and go do it! Jul 7, 2015
the bottom of the route is slimier and wetter than ever Jul 9, 2017

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