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FA: Curtis Olson, circa 1976 (per Epeldi guidebook)
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Start in a chimney with large holds and broken rock. Pull around the right side of a roof and continue up into the namesake lightning crack, which zigzags through a bulge to a nice stance at the anchors. 

Location Suggest change

Look for the zigzag crack at the top. Just left of the 3 bolt climb Tidy Up.

Protection Suggest change

Hand/fist sized (BD #2 & 3) for lower dihedral, finger (BD .5 or .75) sized for face at the top. Can be easily topped out, but be careful of loose rubble on top.