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First Ascent Crack 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: FRA: John Sedelmeyer and John Pinckney mid-90's
Season: all year
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Submitted By: Teh Phuzzy on Jun 1, 2010

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First Ascent Crack

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A small finger crack to the right of Spiderman. Great route to practice setting nuts; you can zip it up real tight if you want. Highly recommended as an intro to placing trad pro.

Two bolts at the top for a great anchor. Once the TR is set, the slab to the left, between Spiderman, is a fun face to play around on.


Obvious crack to the right of Spiderman (a classic 2/3 pitch trad route) at the Spiderman buttress just south of Mesa Verde Wall over on the West Side Crags.

Route 48 on page 195 of the 2010 Alan Watts Guide to Smith Rock SP (Smith Rocks Bible)


Double set of nuts to 8 should be more than fine; bring your removal tool. There are a couple pods for throwing in a friend, but not necessary at all. Two bolts ar the top for an TR anchor.

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By Ben Stabley
From: Portland, OR
Oct 22, 2015

This short little route is actually pretty fun climbing.
From: Gresham, OR
Feb 24, 2016

Great intro to trad placements
By Laralyn Mowers
From: Astoria, NY
Jul 12, 2017

Agree with others. This is a great warm-up/intro to trad placements route.

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