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Bob's Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Casey Bernal on Jan 1, 2005

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Rusty gettin' his hands deep in Bob's Crack.

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This is the obvious and excellent crack on the right side of Bob's Rock. The pro for the first ~15' is poor/nil because of the flaring cracks. After the small ledge, the crack is a perfect vertical to overhanging hand crack. The rock takes good pro and the fall is safe. Definitely a good place to push yourself if it is at your limit.


A set of nuts, hexes. Cams from tips to fist, possibly doubles in hand sizes. A 50m rope will get you down.

Photos of Bob's Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the right is in the crack.
Climber on the right is in the crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Turbo at the crux.
Turbo at the crux.

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By Casey Bernal
From: Arvada, CO
Jul 5, 2005

The cold shuts were replaced with bomber new anchors.
By Mike Soucy
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 13, 2009

A single set of Camalots from #0.3-3 and small/medium nuts protect this route adequately.

Rated 5.10a/b in Arkansas Valley guidebook.
By claytown
From: Boulder, CO
May 29, 2012

A guy at the crag told me that the diheadral a few feet right of Bob's was Air Soles, and better than Bob's. Although he was trying to help, that's not true. It's some other 5.9ish route. For the unknown route, take microcams and micronuts for that thin dihedral or run it out from the bolt. Okay but not great. Should have just climbed Bob's Crack.
By Clay Hansen
From: Colorado
Aug 16, 2016

Definitely stout for the grade, but that seems to be Buena Vista all together. I felt that the crux was exiting the hand crack. If you're new to leading 10s on gear, I highly recommend rehearsing it on toprope.

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