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CC Left T,TR 
Crichton's Crack T 
First Iteration S,TR 
Flake-O-Saurus T,TR 
Get Up That Tree T 
Lawyer on the Toilet T,TR 
Lichen Lung T,TR 
Mud in Your Eye T 
Prologue T 
Recombination Mutation T,TR 
Rowdy Joe Bad S 
Second Iteration S,TR 
Slot-A-Saurus aka Anatomy Lesson T,TR 
Sore-O-Pod aka Spatial Juxtaposition T,TR 
Velociraptor's Revenge T 

Crichton's Crack 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Scarpelli? FFA: Skip Harper and Greg Diamond, 1992
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Submitted By: Brian Weinstein on May 6, 2008

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Description 

This route epitomizes Vedauwoo. It is short, stout, diverse, and rewarding. Start on a ramp with no gear to a ledge. Place your first pieces, then stem 25 feet to the next ledge. Get some RPs and work out the thin technical moves (easily 11b) to the roof. Crank through the roof, fists to OW. A nice pitch that does not look so good from the ground.

Location 

This is in between Second Iteration and Flake, and it starts with an obvious ramp.

Protection 

RPs to #4.5 Camalot.


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By Skip Harper
Jan 23, 2017

This route (FFA) was done in the summer of 1992 by Skip Harper and Greg Diamond. It is the more 'direct' line of the two associated (Crichton) routes. The attractive challenge is that it opens up as you proceed higher, from a nearly bottomed out thin crack to an ever-widening fist to OW finish which gets a tad strenuous and interesting to protect at the grade. Be sure to take at least a medium wide and a wider cam for the end.

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