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Crescent Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Karl Kelley
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on May 1, 2009  with updates from Brennan Crellin

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This is the obvious, right-facing corner between Sting and Petrified Hornet. There appears to be a second pitch...


#2, #3, and possibly #4 Camalots

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By CalmAdrenaline
From: SL,UT
Jan 7, 2010

Climb the second pitch! its solid! bring 2 #5 Camalots or a #5 and #6, you can also climb it in the style of the FA and run out the offwidth section off the Crescent Crack anchors for 15 or 20 feet.
By claytown
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 10, 2013

short but classic and splitter. rack on here is wrong though. For the first pitch only, still take 1 or 2 x #2 camalot. 3 or 4x #3 camalot. a 3.5 camalot, and 2x #4 camalot (C4). a #5 C4 can fit in one spot also, but not necessary
By Karl kelley
Sep 4, 2014

FA. Karl Kelley
By Brennan Crellin
From: Millcreek, UT
Oct 13, 2014
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

I agree with @claramie more-or-less, cams in order for a perfect rack (all BD C4's): #1, 2x-#2's, 2x-#3, 2X-#4's

I placed everything I had #1, 2x-#2's, 3x-#3 and would easily have decked if I fell on that last #3 (which was extremely tipped-out). Do not get on this climb without at least one #4!
By Fulford
Mar 30, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

~60 feet. Bring a couple 4's. As good, and a little harder, than it looks.

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