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Mouse Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Nov 1, 2010

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Worth doing? to get on the upper face. "Tom" and "Jerry" provide better starts, I think. No stars for this start, unless you are a true mountaineer, but three stars for the finish.

Grovel up the big holds and the crack, crawl through a shrub. On the clean face above the ledge is a gorgeous, thin crack. You can access it from the left across blocks, or from directly below.


In between "East Pillar" and "Mousehole" is a face with a huge ledge halfway up. The lower wall is kinda scrappy, but the upper wall is gorgeous. "Mouse Crack" starts on the left, on big holds to the right of a wide crack.


One or two ~ 1/4 inch wired nuts for the crux.

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Nov 3, 2010

Burt points out that the start I describe here isn't actually "Mouse Crack," and he's right, I didn't read the guidebook closely enough. The "guidebook" start is closer to "Tom" and looks poorly protected (to me).

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