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Ox Crack 

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

   
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Dec 16, 2007

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Breather between bouldery beginning and the Crack.

Description 

The climbing on Ox Crack might seem hard right off the ground but after a few awkward moves bomber hand jams appear. Follow the crack up and then left to a ramp. Next head right and out under a roof before stepping up to the anchors.

Location 

Upper Leda...hard to miss the nice looking hand crack in a corner that weaves up through roofs.

Protection 

Trad gear. Tree with slings at the top.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Clean view of Crack and Roof.
BETA PHOTO: Clean view of Crack and Roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ox Crack, Leda, TN
Ox Crack, Leda, TN

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By Roodbass
From: Chattanooga, TN
Mar 25, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

To reduce rope drag, bring a pair of 4 foot slings for anchors. Also, this route is known by locals as Ox Stone Crack.
By Swamp Cookie
From: da Bayou
Mar 28, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Bolted anchors at the top now.
By cshuey77
From: Asheviile,nc
May 27, 2010

best 5.8 at leda. perfect handjams on the bottom half.
By highneed
Aug 19, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Beautiful line that is hard to walk by. Often wet after a rain. Great route for new 5.8 leader if you can get past the first 12 feet.