Dead Deer Cracks
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Entering the wide section. Photo by Luke Clarke.
Dead Deer follows the obivous crack system to the left of Iced Tea
. Head up past a wide section and jam the twin crack system to the top.
Descend from a 2-bolt anchor....
Follow the 4th class approach to the upper ledge system. Head right on more 4th class ledges to a tree below the climb.
Single set of cams to #4 C4....
Dead Deer Cracks is the crack system on the left.....
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Nov 30, 2009
This climb was hard for me. I used a handstack followed by a fist jam to get past the crux. Smaller hands may have more difficulty. Gillett's description made it sound like the crux would be twin finger cracks, but the finger cracks are relatively easy and also are not really cracks, but rather occasional openings in parallel seams.
I used a gray Camalot (new #4, old #3.5) at the wide section followed by a #2 in the back of the crack. Above that there is an optional but bomber new #5/old #4.5 (purple) before entering the finger cracks.