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Ooga Chocka 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Howard, Bob Rotert
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Feb 4, 2008

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A much more fun climb when led. Me on lead.


Follow the corner/crack past a small overhang to the top. The highly-featured rock in and around the crack make this route a little different from your run-of-the-mill crack climb.


Toward the right end of the wall. Look for an obvious crack that starts out in a wide and weird corner down low, and then continues as a hand crack to the top.


standard rack, bolted anchors at top

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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jun 9, 2009

Fun lead, but the beginning is not very well protected. Start the corner/cave to get to the first piece.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Jan 13, 2013

Fun route with the option to really get in some crack climbing here and there! Good warm up for the day!!
By Matt Thomas
Apr 6, 2015

This is a great route. Very different on lead.
By JCLevell
From: Central, SC
Jan 23, 2017

Great crack climbing that is almost unique to this route in Crowders. A must do. Really easy to set up TR for those not interested in leading.

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