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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
Season: spring through fall
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Submitted By: jeremyadams on Jan 6, 2007

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Leading Intertwine.


One of the 5.8 jewels of Crow Hill, Intertwine is a popular fingers-to-hands crack that protects well and challenges both leaders and topropers. Begin by working up a corner or by protecting in the corner and moving up the blunt right arete to the short ledge at the base of the right-trending diagonal crack. The crack leads to a ledge, where a chain around a thread can be backed up for an anchor. EDIT: it is reported that a 2-bolt anchor has been installed.

Rappel, top out (easiest to the right, medium and hard by other routes), or TR a variety of nearby routes from the ledge.


This is on the left side of the main face, it is easily spotted by its characteristic right-leaning crack.


Nuts and cams.

Photos of Intertwine Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Under the crux on Intertwine.
Under the crux on Intertwine.
Rock Climbing Photo: The threaded chain anchor at the top of Intertwine...
BETA PHOTO: The threaded chain anchor at the top of Intertwine...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Intertwine.
Leading Intertwine.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux on Intertwine.
At the crux on Intertwine.

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By Steve Marr
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 12, 2007

Great climb that protects well, especially at the crux. It looks easier than it is, and the crux moves are stout (like all of the other climbs at Crow Hill), but very well protected. The hand jams at the top of the crack can be a little slick.
By Jason Antin
From: Golden, CO
Aug 10, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Super protected - a set of nuts are all you need!
By cjdrover
From: Watertown, MA
Apr 19, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Very good stuff. Some interesting, well protected moves ending with a somewhat more burly finish.
By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Jun 11, 2012

Classic! One of the best 5.8s in the state!
By mikeinvt
May 22, 2013

There is now a 2 bolt anchor.
By S. Neoh
May 22, 2013

Finally and well-deserved.
This route holds a special place in my heart; it is my first trad lead ever (WAY too many years ago).
By B-Mkll Mackall
From: Bozeman, MT
Nov 2, 2013

@S. Neoh Burly choice for a first trad lead! I'm impressed. I found this surprisingly pumpy for what it looked like from below, though everything was pretty dirty (read: slippery) today in the jam department.
By S. Neoh
Nov 2, 2013

Thanks. I think I was too green to realize what I had gotten myself into! That said, I think I might have done it on TR two times before I went to lead it on my 30th birthday. I had bought myself a #2 Camalot to plug and was so happy to place it for the 1st time on this climb (in the "pod"). I think some of the gear I placed would have held a fall. I had the "death grip" going the whole way up though. LOL.

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