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College Drop Out aka East Face North Side T 
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Dog's Head Cutoff T 
East Face (Standard) T 
East Face Left T 
Extra Point T 
Falcon's Fracture T 
Friday's Folly T 
Friday's Folly Direct T,TR 
Funny Games T,TR 
Greenman's Crack T,TR 
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Ph.D. Roof T 
Rite Of Spring T 
Saturday's Folly T 
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Shoyu State S 
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Super Woo T 
Thin Crack T 
Third Kingdom/Papillion T 
Third World Zone T 
Unnamed (formerly entered as Problem Child) T,TR 
Waiting For Columbus T,S 
West Door T 
West Face [3rd Flatrion] T 
Winky Woo T 
Wrongs of Fall T 
Unsorted Routes:

Greenman's Crack 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a R

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a R [details]
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Submitted By: George Bell on Aug 2, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Greenman's Crack. Note family with super-stoked 4 ...

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  • Description 

    This is an alternate final pitch for the Standard East Face route. The normal finish has a much more spectacular position, however.

    The route begins right at the top of The Gash. If you are doing the Standard East Face Route, don't traverse north on Kiddy Car Ledge, but head west into the top of The Gash. Here a ramp heads up the south side of the summit, this is the route (calling it a crack is somewhat of a misnomer).

    The ramp is about the same angle and difficulty as the main east face, but it feels more serious due to the "big air" dropoff immediately to the west (the same dropoff as the first rappel). The climb also seems easier the farther left (toward the dropoff) you go. There is some opportunity for protection, but not much. You won't fall on 5.3, but if you did you could go over the edge and end up dangling in space (or decking).

    After 100', you will reach the rappel bolts for the normal rappel from the summit. Due to the diagonal nature and dropoff, a nasty fall could be experienced even by a follower, so not a good route for beginners.


    Light rack to 3"

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