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A & E Finger Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jul 29, 2016

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Near the crux section. You can see some of the ve...


This is a fun finger crack, but the crack is not that long, and it is filled with some vegetation. It is not really a destination climb, but it is good to do if you are already at the rock for other climbs. You have to climb up a little bit of featured rock to reach the crack. The crux is about halfway up the crack where there are no face holds. Here you must use the crack for hands and feet at the same time. At least pro is easy to place. The top is chimney-like, and you can make an anchor on a good ledge. This is a fun climb.


This is on the far right side of the rock right of a crack system which goes to the top of the rock. It is the only obvious finger crack in the area and is just right of a thin tree growing out of the rock face. You scramble onto a ledge to reach it. To get down, you scramble off to the right. The guidebook calls it a "walkoff", but it involves a fourth class section with some exposure.


Standard rack. Small cams (like c3s) are good to have but so are finger-size nuts. The anchor is best with gear close to #1 Camalot-sized. Near the top of the crack, it is tight hands-sized, so a #2 Camalot works well.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from near the top of the crack.  You ...
Looking down from near the top of the crack. You ...
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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 8, 2017

A & E looks like a nice finger crack. It has some interesting features. Can't wait to get on it.

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