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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: AJ on Jan 1, 2005

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Me on "Atman" Chad Kuhlman photo

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Description 

The nice vertical handcrack on the right side of the crag. A classic shorty.

Protection 

2-3"


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Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of Atman.
Another view of Atman.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Atman" --  Photo by Tim Martel.
"Atman" -- Photo by Tim Martel.
Rock Climbing Photo: Atman Crack (5.10). Short, but, SWEET!
Atman Crack (5.10). Short, but, SWEET!
Rock Climbing Photo: onsight soloing Atman
onsight soloing Atman
Rock Climbing Photo: Fists section,
Fists section,
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter G during his onsight of Atman.
Peter G during his onsight of Atman.
Rock Climbing Photo: red-pointing Atman in style
red-pointing Atman in style
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself enjoying the locker jams on Atman. Photo by...
Myself enjoying the locker jams on Atman. Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hand jams is for smart people.
Hand jams is for smart people.
Rock Climbing Photo: Spandex patrol on Atman
Spandex patrol on Atman
Rock Climbing Photo: Atman. Michal can be seen soloing the corner chimn...
BETA PHOTO: Atman. Michal can be seen soloing the corner chimn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Atman
Me on Atman
Rock Climbing Photo: So good!
BETA PHOTO: So good!
Rock Climbing Photo: Atman in March. Beautiful stone
Atman in March. Beautiful stone
Rock Climbing Photo: Flaking the rope at the base of Atman
Flaking the rope at the base of Atman

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By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Mar 24, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a surprisingly tight hand crack. Mostly #1 camalots (or 2.5 friends) for the first half, then widens dramatically from there.
By Justin.Trayford
Sep 23, 2013

BD Camalots..Two #1, two or three #2 and an optional #3 to protect the mantel.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I would say the #3 is mandatory, as if you blew the top out and the last piece was a #2, you'd more than likely hit the ground- the route is only 30' tall.
By Double D SLC
Apr 16, 2014

After topping out...
James: dude, how was it?
Double D: I think I'm going to barf..
James: bhahahaha, I know the feeling!
Double D: baaarrfffff....!!!
By ccmski body
From: Seattle, WA
Nov 4, 2014

Blue Camelot (#3) is definitely not mandatory. I high Gold Camelot (#2) would keep you off the ground unless your belayer was updating his/her Facebook and wasn't paying attention.
By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 21, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really fun little route. Tight hands to perfect hands to wide hands/perfect hands further back. #3 isn't necessary, although can be used for an anchor if you run out of #2s (which you will need two of at most).
By Abhay
Oct 26, 2015

Can anyone tell me if this route has anchor bolts on top? Or how does one setup an anchor and lower and clean the gears afterwards?
By dnoB ekiM
Oct 27, 2015

No bolts on top; A #3 and a #4 Camelot can be an anchor for lowering (you could probably use some smaller cams up there too). Very easy walk-off.
By yann gauthier
Dec 25, 2015

By Bradley Gorsline
From: Pasadena, California
Apr 17, 2017

There's also a secret bonus climb on this crack if you do it European style with no jams. It's a pretty fun layback, but definitely a fair bit harder than the standard climb, probably in the 5.11 range.
By Michael T Young
From: Seattle, WA
4 days ago

#1s are thin hands for me but not ultra thin hands and this felt hard for 10a.

If you have large hands a third #1 might be welcome. The crack stays #1s farther than you might think. There's a low pod that could take a #2 but it's a bit finicky.

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