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Layback Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Robert 560 on Jun 18, 2008

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who says you cant climb in a skirt.


This is the crack toward the right end of the wall face. This is a really fun climb. The protection can be a little tricky, but it's there if you look for it. This is also a good toprope.


Toward the right end of the wall


A standard rack is needed

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By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Nov 5, 2009

The crux is near the bottom where the wall is a bit slippery. You need to use the crack. I didn't figure out how to "layback" on it, just jammed my hands and feet in the crack.

This is also a great route to practice rappelling from. There is a nice ledge at the anchor.
By wasatch-mtn-man
Jun 15, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Agree with the slippery bottom, chose to lie-back the crux. Dumb cables in the way. I have talked with the phone company but can't get them to move them. Cables make this a bit trickier.
By Neil Johnson
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 2, 2014

This route is pretty greasy. The start was pretty awkward, but it got better just above the cables.
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
May 28, 2015
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

I thought the bottom was the best part, really nice hand jams, after the cables one can just cruise. I used this crack as a good place to use big bros, just because I could, and I don't use them a lot, so why not.

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