REI Community
King on the Throne - West
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Awakening, The T,S 
Double Cracks T 
Groovy Crack T 
Sorcerer of Death's Construction T 

Groovy Crack 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Morning Shade
Page Views: 1,120
Submitted By: Tony B on May 2, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (27)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Better than it looks with excellent jams at the cr...


A good route that is harder than it looks. Climb up a brief thinner move to access the good holds and a crack and start up to the juggy concave area, where a stemming crux with off-angle holds guards an easier and secure jamcrack above. Finish on great jams then move right to clip the bolts-and-chain anchor.


This climb is on the south-end of the west face of the 'King on the Throne' formation. It is a juggy and winding crack just left of the standard rap station.


One set of cams to 3"

Comments on Groovy Crack Add Comment
Show which comments
By Courtney Pace
From: Sandy
Aug 16, 2011

The gear on this route is not plentiful. I placed a #3(yellow) C3 a few feet below the crack that was my first piece of solid gear. So make sure you have something to fit that pod. The climbing is easy, the gear is a little scary.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About