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Impossible Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Travis Hibbard on Feb 13, 2007

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Troy working Impossible Crack


The crux is definitely the transfer into and out of the offwidth crack. Some may find it useful to use a headjam and it is definitely a route you'll need some energy for.


Head to the Wisconsin strip and use the usual scramble decent, head past inside corner about 20 ft. If you look up to your left you'll see an offwidth crack slightly overhanging and this is the route.


A medium cam for the bottom and a #4 or #5 C4 for the offwidth section.

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By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 21, 2008

not PG13. takes red or black metolius and a BD #6 higher up.
By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 26, 2011

Seems like old school 5.9. Good route though
By Mark Lutterman
May 21, 2013

Not PG. Pro is good. Just hard off width. And tricky to not get tangled in your pro.
By BryanE
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 5, 2017

Number 5 was tipped out in the lower part but was able to bump it up to a better placement. 6 would probably be better but you can get by with the 5. Don't think you would want a 4 for this one.

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