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Adam's Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Adam Winslow, Bill Coe, Jesse Hudson 1/31/09
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: adam winslow on Aug 18, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Ascend the crack in the center of the photo gettin...


Climb using the crack and large face holds up to a small obvious maple tree where the route eases. Consider clipping a sling high on that to keep the rope running freely. Head up to the large Doug Fir and rap off the ring on the tree. A bolted anchor was considered but rejected for this route.


A few small nuts and cams to 1-1/2" although there are plenty of great placements for smaller gear and hexes. This would be a great first gear route for a potential aspiring leader and has been aid climbed by numerous parties.

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By Richard Denker
From: Portland OR
Oct 6, 2010

Dana and I climbed this on 1-Oct-2010. Though short it is a clean and fun route. After slinging the maple tree the route climbs more or less straight up blocks and dirty/mossy rock up to a large fir tree. However if no one is on Urbaby’s Daddy, once you sling the maple tree head left to Urbaby’s daddy anchor, not that it is any more interesting then the regular finish, but you can set up top-rope for Urbaby’s Daddy and have a better rap.
By Jeff Hofheins 1
From: Portland, OR
Jul 10, 2015

There is a new sport route immediately to the left of this route (I think it's new and not on here). It climbs about a 5.7. Really dirty. Tried to clean it up a bit. No idea who set it.
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Aug 15, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Easy climbing with lots of gear options up to a cruxy move pulling over a little bulge. Once you hit the little maple tree, the rest of the route is basically dirt and sap. Someone needs to sling that maple and make it the anchor. 40' of scrambling up dirt isn't worth it... I'd recommend cutting left right before the maple tree and joining the last bolt of Left Cheek to the bolt anchors there.
By das1405
From: Portland
Aug 22, 2016

there is a bolted anchor at the top of this route that makes for easy set up of top-rope. Near the top/crux it seemed you could go right, following the flake towards a small tree or go left following the small finger crack, pulling over a bulge, then continuing straight up over a finishing bolder move. Anchor is a short easy scrable away but is unprotected. I did it both ways and found the left option to be more fun/challenging. route protects well. Next time I'm bringing supplies to clean right cheek - seems like no one has climbed that in years

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