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Carnival Crack 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin Peter on Apr 14, 2013

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Description 

Grunt, cuss, bleed and scream your way up the notorious 8" crack. The crux comes in the overhanging section after a near complete rest at a ledge. After getting savage on the overhanging section, the route eases only slightly when the crack becomes vertical. It ain't over till you pull over on top and are fighting back urges to puke. Have fun.

Location 

The impressive wide crack seen as you approach.

Protection 

Gear to 8" Two shiny bolts on top to rig a top rope.


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By Zacks
Nov 10, 2016

Top roped it clean on took a few tries i kept popping out once. Really cool OW practice. Pretty fun if you like abuse lol

I'd really like to try the lead, anyone know what kinda gear you need I think a 6 may be too small! big bros only?
By Jon Nelson
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From: Bellingham, WA
Nov 10, 2016

A TR ascent is certainly a valid ascent. Congratulations on that.

I tried it on TR back in the late 70s and failed.

But if you want the excitement of a lead, but don't have the pro, then have your TR belayer take in the rope at only a few designated spots. Simulated lead, but make sure the rope passes safely over the top without the potential of getting cut.