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Petrichor Crack 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Hagen Telg, Jason Halladay
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Oct 28, 2013

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In the crux

Description 

Can you smell it? A full 35m of climbing with a bit of everything from engaging face climbing to an overhanging fingers crux to thin hands to hands to wide hands to an easy off-width finish.
Face climb past two bolts to a full-recovery ledge below the overhanging fingers crux. Lock those fingers in good and climb into thin hands to hands to a good shake above the crux. Continue up the widening crack to the anchor.


A great shot from the AAJ showing the meat of Petrichor Crack.

Location 

Straight up the middle of Capulin Tower. A 70m rope is required to lower.

Protection 

2 draws and single rack from .3 to #5 camalots. Maybe doubles in the .5 and .75 camalots but it's hard to stop to place those extra pieces.


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By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Dec 28, 2013

Beautiful line.

Leave the #5 but take the extra .5, a good trade in my opinion. The top out move takes a 0.3 Camalot in a good horizontal seam if you really need it, but this is 5.7 terrain.

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