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Crack Face 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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This route starts on the crack down by the trees (just left of sport route that follows an arete to begin). I'm not sure on the rating but the cracks on the upper face are really good.


Has one bolt. and needs some small to med. gear.

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By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 7, 2004
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Good climb - best in this area. 5.7 if you bail left or right at the thin section near the top, or 5.8 if you go straight up through it. Much better to work onto the face with dicontinuous cracks than to climb the obvious easy handcrack. Small gear is really nice for the upper part of the face.
By Nathan Fisher
May 24, 2005
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I agree with Andrew, stay on the face as you pass the tree and bring small gear. Again, this route can be led without the obviously, unneccesary bolt.
By vincent pierce
May 24, 2005
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Fun, easy trad! Hard to judge the rating, all depends on if you go left when the crack dies or go up and right. More people should do the routes on this face... great for beginners.
By Rebecca Airmet
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 16, 2006

The trees in front of this climb are now so large that it looks like some bushwhacking would be involved to get up the first 20 feet or so.
By Texaswall
From: The Woodlands, TX
Jun 19, 2008
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

The trees aren't a problem, but finding decent pro at the crux is. Staying on the hardest line leads to a high step using an incut two-finger hold and then, with admittedly decent hands, smedging the feet up to find yourself once again on easy ground. What pro I did place at this juncture was indeed micro.
By Donovan
From: West Jordan, Utah
Jun 4, 2009

Great route to practice placing passive gear.
By Tryhard Scoville
From: Sandy, UT
May 16, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I climbed this for the second time today and really enjoyed it. I used small nuts through BD-C4-#3. I felt like this route was very well protected with the right gear.
By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Sep 7, 2011

pretty fun route it was my third trad lead climb ever. the lower 2/3'rds protected well wasn't too sure about the last little bit may have been nice to have TCU's or small stuff but still a great route
By Travis Haussener
Jun 25, 2012

Surprisingly fun Trad line...the tree at the top is so big I'd sling it to protect the crux move...made me wish I brought one (a sling) once I was up there.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 11, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The route clocks in at 5.7 no matter which way you go I felt. Easier to protect traversing to the right at the top of the face but a more interesting move going straight up the face. Smaller cams definitely help.
By Gabriel Tallent
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 11, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I agree that you should stay in those thin discontinuous cracks up at the top, rather than bailing right or left, though gear and footholds through this section are thin. Place a good piece right before stepping up onto the smooth face, then place thin gear, moving past some blank sections, and don't bail. The climbing is good, but frustratingly contrived because easy 5.5 terrain is almost within arms reach either right or left. I used a .00 C3s- BD .5. This climb has it's own chain anchor, rather than sharing with Error of Our ways to the right.
By greggrylls
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 16, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun stuff. Came here after the girlfriend wasn't too thrilled with how hot it was in LCC. Had a surprisingly nice time. I was expecting 5 easy climbing based on some other routes at reservoir ridge. This had some fun moves on it and the crack is quite good. Eats nuts and hexes. I left my harness at home for the first time in my life. An Edelrid 12 mm sling had me singing soprano after I got lowered.

Not sure if it's been mentioned but top roping the route straight up staying left of the crack the whole time was good fun as well. Felt a bit harder. Could be led with micro gear and a good head with the opportunity to bail right if it gets too spooky.

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