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Right Crack or Last Crack (aka Mirage?) 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: ?Dan Hare and Allen Bradley, 1979?
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Submitted By: morkel on Nov 26, 2006

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    I thought this route climbed a little nicer than Left Crack. It has nice jams, is a little short, but is steep and interesting.


    This is on the right end of the ledge and right of where Left Crack and Jaguary start.


    While several #2 Friends would be useful, a variety from a #0.5 Camalot work fine. A #0.75 Camalot seemed to protect the most strenuous section very well.

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    By Rodger Raubach
    Dec 4, 2011
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    The correct name for this climb is: Mirage, 5.9 according to the old Erickson guide. FA: Dan Hare and Allen Bradley, in 1979. I rated it as a 5.9+ when I climbed it back in the mid 1980s. I didn't think it was a 10 then....
    By Jason Haas
    Jul 29, 2015

    Rodger is incorrect. Erickson's book is referring to Mirage on The Short Cliff with Three Cracks, below Bitty Buttress. This is Right Crack. It was also called Last Crack on the Right in Boulder Climbs North, but the FA is unknown.
    By 303scott
    May 31, 2016
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Fun route and worth doing if you are in the area. Unfortunately, ends in a dirty thin corner that detracts from the climb overall. NO ANCHOR even though the book indicates one - downclimb low 5th class to the west (or downlead). There are two cold shuts about 30 feet west of the route, but easier to just downclimb.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Dec 20, 2016
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    This route has great hand jams interspersed with thinner off fingers-size crack jams. The route is fun and worth doing.

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