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Black and White Crack 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
FA: Uriostes, 1977
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Submitted By: Ben Townsend on Nov 6, 2016

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Climb the crack-chimney system in two pitches, belaying wherever it makes sense. The rock is mostly quite solid, and very featured. Despite the modest grade, it's very much a rock climb, not just a scramble.

Location 

Around the corner right of the Diet Delight area, scramble up about 100' to a stance below a vertical chimney-crack system in a big left-facing corner. The left wall is mostly black varnish and the right wall is mostly white, hence the name. A large square-cut overhang is just to the left of the base of the corner. Descend by going up and right over a notch, traversing, and descending a long gully (not the first, steep one, but the wider one beyond it). The descent is time-consuming, and probably more of an adventure than the climb.

Protection 

Standard rack to 3"


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