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Classic Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Season: April-October
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on May 10, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Anchor at the top of Classic Crack & Arch Crack

Description 

A fun crack that protects well and is a great after work style multipitch. A little loose rock but not awful for the arm. Follow an open book to a large ledge. Belay from the 2 bolt here and continue to the top via the wide crack system passing over some very loose rock at top. 3 bolt anchor for the rappel.

Edit
I've been told that Classic Crack has collapsed and is no more. Sad day indeed.

Location 

Start almost dead center in the wall following the large crack to the middle ledge. Belay from here to get to the top anchors following the large crack system.

Protection 

#.75-#3 cams. I brought nuts but didn't place them. Go heavy on the bigger pieces. 2 bolt anchor on top of the first pitch and 3 bolt anchor at the very top.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Is this where Classic Crack was?  Now a broken chi...
Is this where Classic Crack was? Now a broken chi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't trust the rust.  Anchor at the top of the 1s...
BETA PHOTO: Don't trust the rust. Anchor at the top of the 1s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta image for Classic Crack.
BETA PHOTO: Beta image for Classic Crack.

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By L. Von Dommelheimer
Administrator
From: Anchorage
Jul 12, 2013

Only pitch one collapsed. Pitch two still exists.
By CHopwood
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 11, 2014

Roped up the other day to do this line. I was about 15ft up the first pitch before I realized I had made a huge mistake. It's chimney full of huge blocks of choss now? When I rapped, I pulled off more than 50lbs of rock and there is still plenty there. My belayer is a saint for not killing me. Stay off this if you value their life.
By L. Von Dommelheimer
Administrator
From: Anchorage
May 12, 2014

Climb another climb to the bolted anchor at the top of pitch one, there are several that share that anchor. Pitch two is still good to go.
By Chris Walden
From: Soldotna, Alaska
Jun 14, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climb 1st pitch of Fire Escape and traverse left to the anchor to start Classic Crack.

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