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Fist Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chance Copeland on Sep 29, 2011  with updates from Andrew Mark

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The obvious fist-sized crack in the corner.


Use the anchors on Face Off. No bolts on this route.

Or set a top rope anchor on the solid, live, 10 inch diameter tree at the top of the crack. This allows you to avoid the swing you'll get by top roping off the Face Off anchors.

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By Chance Copeland
Sep 29, 2011

This could go on trad gear, but you can't top out to make an anchor. Instead you would have to make an unpleasant traverse to the anchors for Face Off.
By Andrew Mark
From: Austin, TX
Apr 1, 2015

Lead this route on gear and was able to top out to make an anchor without an issue. There's also a trail about 100 - 150 ft left of the route that takes you to the top of the climb. This is nice for setting a TR.
By Robert Michael
Oct 25, 2016

I led this on hexes and have toproped it as well. On lead, topping out is possible with or without using the tree. Slinging the tree protects the actual top-out move.

This route is fun but too short.

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