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5.6, Trad, 50 ft (15 m),
Avg: 3 from 24 votes
Washington > Southwest Cascades > Wankers Columns
This is a fantastic climb to get warmed up for the day. What starts out as a wide fingers to small hands crack turns into a decent fists crack up at the top. A little tougher than your normal 5.7.
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Hanz Crack 5.7 on the right and Thin Seam 5.11 on the left, June 2017
Hanz Crack overview
Em jamming up the top of Hanz Crack as the wind picked up.
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Great easy lead to learn placement on, great for learning some jamming techniques as well. Also great anchor at the top for teaching someone how to bring up a second off the anchors for multi-p scenario. All in all very fun and lots of teachable moments! Highly recommend! Takes reg BD C4's #.5-#4
Sep 26, 2017
This is THE intro crack climb (albeit a bit short). Fingers to “Hanz” to fists. Takes gear, nice rests, good anchor. Taught my buddy to climb crack here... and also lead belay. Didn’t feel any 5.7 moves, probably 5.6 is more accurate.
Apr 18, 2019
Awesome route for practicing placing gear and jamming. Also, if you ever start slipping out there is a ledge on the inside that lets you pull through easily.
Jan 6, 2020