Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft|
|FA:||D. Crawford and L. Thomas circa 1979.|
|Page Views:||82 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||BBQ on Dec 16, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionParting Line is the obvious chimney/crack climb on the southwest face. Hard to miss and not as easy as it looks. Decent, but typical Needles crack climbing with variety of foot and hand positions that can be molded into bomber holds. Not splitter by any means but not junky. If you've done Classic Crack in The Outlets, and enjoyed it, this line might be a good challenge for you. The Busse and Burr guidebook describe this route as being one pitch. My partner and I broke it up into two pitches, in regard for outdoor safety, since we only had one sixty meter rope at the time. Two seventy meter ropes might make the route an easy cruise.
ProtectionBring a standard rack and expect no bolts or anchors. Climbers who really like to sew up a climb may want to consider borrowing more gear with an emphasis on nuts. Long slings are a must.
Rap off other routes or walk off the back. You should assume that one rope alone will not allow you to reach the ground.
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