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Crack in the Back 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Bill Robins, Jim Yoder
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Submitted By: Ethan Henderson on Jan 18, 2012

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Climb the hand crack which widens to 4 Camalot size. Plenty of jugs as well.

Higher up you can stem off the pillar behind you.

The ledge at the top has chains.


After "Rod of God" in a little alcove hosting a few routes.


Gear to 4"'

Most people will want multiple fist sized pieces. (3 camalot)

Chains on top.

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By Alicia B.
Apr 9, 2012

Very wide crack, would have liked doubles of BD C4's #3 and #4.
By Hmann2
Mar 12, 2013

Easy climbing fairly chosy. Gear to 3" should be fine, the last 7 ft there is an opportunity for a bomber BD 3. Only spot a 4 would fit is 3 ft below the chains.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 10, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fairly dangerous for the new 5.6 leader. I have seen some sketch leading on this. Just make sure to look closely to find pro, and use long slings for rope drag.
By Matt Mardigan
From: Seattle
Mar 23, 2014

the left hand crack eats BD #3s

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