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First Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Jim O'Brien on Jul 28, 2008

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Jim leading First Crack


The beginers climb in the area, top 2/3rds a bit run out but safe enough.


Climb the obvious first crack using many jugs and have a blast! Walk down to the right end of the crag.


Trad gear- no fixed anchor - sucks up gear- some perfect nut placements.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leading First Crack.
Leading First Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike leading First Crack.  A fun route with easy t...
Mike leading First Crack. A fun route with easy t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Second Crack starts by the white helmet
BETA PHOTO: Second Crack starts by the white helmet
Rock Climbing Photo: Yuri cleaning first crack, solid pro, a little run...
BETA PHOTO: Yuri cleaning first crack, solid pro, a little run...

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By CTYankee
Dec 8, 2009

A good entry level lead. There are others that are better first leads in the area, but this one feels like a real climb and requires some gear fiddling.
By Devin Krevetski
From: West Woodstock, VT
Oct 11, 2010
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Best first lead route in CT, plenty of gear, and clean falls. Used to be graded 5.3, I think its a solid 5.4, I definitely don't think its 5.5.
By Francois Brunelle
From: Woodbury, CT
Oct 23, 2010

Great Beginners crack.
By Tom Sherman
From: Bristol, RI
Dec 14, 2015

Awesome climb to place some passive pro!
By Felcie
From: Moodus, CT
Jun 1, 2016

My first climb on real rock!

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