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Comeback Crack 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Pat Ament and Jim Erickson
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Submitted By: Fred Vanden Bergh on Oct 10, 2002

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    Located on the southwest corner, just right of Skunk Crack. This is a great one pitch 5.10 with a low crux. Solid crack skills will be needed to get up the lower section, but the fun isn't over yet. An airy bulge move leads into exciting terrain up a featured, unprotected prow (this part may merit an 'S' rating, if you're not comfortable on unprotected 5.7). Place a directional at the top, and head to the right to belay/lower from anchors at the top of Curving Crack.


    Small to medium aliens/cams and nuts. A blue alien fits perfectly in a slot on the upper section.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Jul 9, 2003

    This is a great route. The tough section down low has great finger locks and after a few moves the feet get better. Pulling the bulge is reminiscent of boulder problems you might find at the Spot. JGH
    By Anonymous Coward
    Jul 14, 2003

    Kudos to JGH for a clean ascent of Comeback Crack and for his insightful comments that really bring the route alive. "JGH" hits the nail on the head with "Comeback Crack is a great route". Keep the posts flowing JGH, I know I'll be "comin' back" for a look soon.
    By John Rudolph
    Nov 24, 2009

    I left two quickdraws at the top of this route on the chains last week. If someone picks them up I would love to get them back. I forgot them because my partner fell and got hurt. Thanks, returning gear is good karma!

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