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Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: Sam Powell
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Shared By: Dallas Branum on May 8, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones

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This is a classic 5.8, and great practice for any aspiring trad leader! Two parallel cracks that eat up pro, and with two distinct cruxes. Start off with a tricky move out from under a roof to access the cracks. The second crux is two thirds of the way up when the crack shifts to a layback for 6 feet or so.


Medium gear and nuts. There are fixed slings with rap rings around a big pine at the top. You can rap down to the tree from the overlook on the Plunge if you want to set up a TR.


Jack Lynch
Charlottesville, VA
Jack Lynch   Charlottesville, VA
LOST GEAR @ HAPPY CRACKS TREE ANCHOR: I left an anchor set up with a #4 cam, a length of static rope, and two large carabiners at the top of this route a few weeks ago. I realized recently that the gear was missing. PLEASE contact me if you are aware of the gear's whereabouts. Thank you! Oct 9, 2018 · Lost & Found

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