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North Country Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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 Jul 12, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Straight-on view of "North Country"


A clearly defined vertical crack system that just begs you to scramble up!

The crux might be getting off the ground. Higher up you contend with an off-fingers sized crack, and footholds that disappear under little bulges.


This is on the south side of the "third buttress" (counting from the North).


Gear to 1.5".

After the first ten or fifteen feet you can get great gear at less-than-body-length intervals (even if you are very short).

Photos of North Country Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Burt takes a lap on "North Country Crack.&quo...
Burt takes a lap on "North Country Crack.&quo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up
Starting up
Rock Climbing Photo: A bit further along
A bit further along
Rock Climbing Photo: A shady view of "North Country"
A shady view of "North Country"

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By Mark Kauz
From: Madison, WI
Jul 12, 2010

You beat me to it! I came in to work early to look up the location of this, and you had already put it up. Nice little climb.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jul 13, 2010

There's a good 5.10 to the left of this climb using only face holds and neither crack to the left or right.
By Tradiban
Apr 13, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The hard start bumped it down to 3 stars for me. It would be a good beginner lead with all that pro.
By Josh Olson
From: Durango, CO
Jun 29, 2013

Good consistent climbing, good movement, super straight forward access, one of the most surprising finds at the lake.

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