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Knacker Cracker 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Peter Croft, Randy Atkinson, Joe Buszowski
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Submitted By: AJV on Aug 10, 2013

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Thin crack with a low crux. The feet are surprisingly good and the finger jams are reasonable (and continually get better).


Between teenage wasteland and commando crack. More broadly, between exasperator and flex capacitor.


Micro nuts at the bottom, RPs are nice. A few tiny cams. After the crack widens the climbing is quite easy, but having a .75,1 and 2 will be useful.

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Aug 11, 2013

This felt a bit soft, despite how thin it looks. It could be that it sees so little traffic that it has stayed very grippy, or it could be that the FA team decided to up the grade since the climbing is over RPs at the bottom.
By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Aug 12, 2013

I think the grade comes from doing the route onsight. Perhaps I'm bad at placing wires. I used nuts for the first 30 feet until it opened up to Red C3 size. Then two Yellow aliens, .5, .75, #1 camalot. Really eases up after you get to the first good fingerlock.

RP's seem to fit much better than offsets on this route.
By KrisW
May 14, 2016

The route is now more solidly placed in its given grade. The flake at the bottom of the thin crack (visible in the photo) has pulled off making the opening moves a bit more engaging.
By Brent Barghahn
From: SLC, UT
Jul 1, 2017
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13

With the flake gone at the beginning, pulling off the ground is tricky and unprotected. The first bit above felt hard for the grade with sketchy RPs (at least onsight).

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