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Dacker Cracker 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Dominic Albanese on Nov 26, 2007

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Often overlooked for its neighbors farther right, Dacker Cracker is a great line, and though strenuous for the grade, it makes a great first dacks 5.10 due to the short length and great pro.

No move felt much easier than 5.9 though there are maybe some crux moves down low, and at a wider section right in the middle.

Highly suggested first route at the web to get a feel for the sustained jamming typical of the area.


On the shorter wall to the left of the huge corner of Slim Pickins and Esethia. The obvious hand crack left of Its Only Entertainment. Walk off climbers left.


Standard rack. Takes stoppers rather well in addition to any camming device you can throw at it.

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By david goldstein
Sep 16, 2008

This route whose crux is close to the ground and strenuous to protect, is significantly harder than TR which is a better introduction to the crag.
By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 12, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is sustained, overhanging and in your face from the moment you step off the ground. Although very fun, I would not recommend it for the first 10 at the Spiders Web. TR is excellent and a better introduction.
By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
Feb 11, 2010

I am sure that the respective ratings are accurate. But this route, although much shorter, worked me harder than Drop, Fly, or Die.
By Jon Clark
From: Philadelphia, PA
Aug 23, 2011
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

^^^Agreed. This climb has some flaring jams and awkward moves which made it harder than Drop, Fly, or Die for me as well.
By Ian Dibbs
Jul 25, 2012

There is a big slung tree at the top of the route for an easy rappel down.
By Derek Doucet
Jul 26, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

...or you could do the minute and a half walk off to climbers' left.
By Ian Dibbs
Aug 15, 2012

My comment was a subtle way of saying that there is a slung tree available to use for top-roping if desired. A top-rope may be a good idea to get a safe feel of how challenging the route(s) are. I for one, never really even made it off the ground on this climb.
By Jim Lawyer
May 14, 2013

There's a bomber knee bar at the wide section for a no-hands rest.

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