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Offset Crack 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brady B.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brady3 on Oct 26, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up the climb.

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Description 

Begin between two large detached flakes on the ground, move up through easy terrain to a band of crumbly rock. From here, work your feet up to reach the thin, vertical crack. This crack ends after 4 feet or so when you step right on thin holds (crux) to another thin crack. Follow this crack through the notch at the top directly above the start.

Location 

This route is on the top section of rock above the other routes at Prestige. Climb any of the routes that get you to the anchor bolts for Slabs Direct, and look up the hill, it's the line done the middle on the next face (50 feet away?). Watch for cacti on the approach. Rap down Slabs Direct.

Protection 

This route sews up nicely. It can be done on all passive as the thin cracks are ideal for nut placements, small cams add more options. You can bring a couple larger pieces (maybe #3 C4) depending on how much you want to protect the lower part before the crux. Bring plenty of cord or webbing for slinging boulders as an anchor. Scramble down to the right.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux area.  The first piece is a #3 Camalot.
BETA PHOTO: The crux area. The first piece is a #3 Camalot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view looking up the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Another view looking up the climb.

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By Theodore Morrow
From: Golden, Co
Feb 18, 2016
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13

Not hard, good gear all the way up, didn't use single cam, though a #3 would be nice at the crux if you aren't solid on 5.8/5.7 There are features all along the face.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 19, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The crux is at the bottom above the possible #3 placement. It is a short crux but it is right where the real climbing starts, so you have no warm-up before the hardest moves you will face. The route is ok but nothing great.

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