Type: Trad, 75 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: SG&SP '72; FFA: TB&DA '81
Page Views: 104 total · 12/month
Shared By: Andy Bennett on Mar 22, 2018
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

Physical crack climbing sprinkled with engaging face moves make this one of the better "crack" lines on Lemmon. While noted by Bob Kerry as "THE test piece in Sabino", it is easily protected and the climbing straightforward, if not continuously pumpy and exciting! Definitely worth the effort if you're visiting the Acropolis.

Location

Farthest left route on the Acropolis; reach the belay ledge via a ~5.7 approach pitch in a right-facing corner--you could also link this into the entire climb if you wanted; rappel the route with two ropes

Protection

Double cams tips-#2, stoppers; belay atop the approach pitch takes 0.5 and 0.75 cams; fat, newer buttonheads and hangers with links for the anchor

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Andy Bennett
Tucson, AZ
  5.11
Andy Bennett   Tucson, AZ
  5.11
It Crack's evil twin? It just might be. Similar rock and character, just harder. This line is up there with the likes of It Crack, Odyssey, Rapture of the Steep, and Naranja as one of the better crack climbs on Lemmon...which I know isn't saying much... We spent about an hour cleaning up most of this climb's lower-elevation "charisma", so it is pretty dang clean and ready to send. Mar 22, 2018