Clarence Darrow [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|Page Views:||89 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Zachary Lesch-Huie on Feb 2, 2017|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough|
Description [Suggest Change]
A left variation off the start of 'Cracker Jack Kid' that follows an obvious splitter crack/seam on face above, to a finish ledge. Climb/boulder first 3 bolts of CJK. Jug a bit left then climb vertical crack/seam to the ledge. Hardest moves are in the CJK start, but a crux move at end of upper crack guards the top. No fixed anchor to rap or lower from so either build anchor before you climb it by getting belayed across ~50' 5th class ledge up top; or go for it and carry extra gear for anchor once you send the thing and pull onto the ledge. Gear for anchor: cams 2",1", 0 and 00 TCU, plus a few small nuts, plus long slings. Do not install any new fixed anchor/bolts, per Cumberland Trail State Park guidelines for the Laurel-Snow area. It's only a little extra work to deal with the anchor, and if you like the line it's worth it.
Location [Suggest Change]
Far left side of main Laurel Crag; same start as Cracker Jack Kid. See notes on anchor above for descent.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Mixed. Quickdraws to start, then very light rack of cams from 2"-finger size. Build natural anchor on ledge (see note in description above). Again, do not install any new fixed anchor/bolts, per Cumberland Trail State Park guidelines for the Laurel-Snow area.
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