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5.8 crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Tom Bath on Dec 16, 2009

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This route starts with a slightly overhanging hand crack in an alcove. The jams are solid but the right wall makes the moves to the lip a little awkward. Once above the overhang the crack widens and the difficulty eases.


The left crack on the left wall.


Gear to 3.5", Bolted anchor.

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By Chris Merz
From: Bellevue, WA
Aug 13, 2016

Awkward start to get in the crack, gets easier higher up
By Nathan Collins
From: Portland, OR
Dec 24, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought this route was super fun, well all 10 feet of the vertical hand/fist crack anyway ;) This seems to be great example of an easy route that requires crack technique. Two sport climbers in our party were unable to top rope it, including a 5.10 sport leader. When we were done another group tried to lead it, but couldn't figure out how to enter the overhanging start of the hand/fist crack and bailed.

If your hand and fist crack technique is not good, you will probably find this much harder than 5.8!

I'm a wimp and sewed it up with a BD #3 down on the bulge before the crack, and 2 or 3 #2s, a #1, and a large hex up above. You can back clean the #3 in the bulge and use it again above.

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