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Rope de Dope Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Jeff Beckstrand on May 6, 2008

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The obvious crack up the middle of the block. Pretty big in places, lots of face holds, occasional (or consistent if you wish) jams.


Normal rack, bigger gear works well. Takes nuts well. Bolted anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rope-de-Dope Crack 5.8 - September 2015
BETA PHOTO: Rope-de-Dope Crack 5.8 - September 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: A third the way up Rope de Dope Crack.
BETA PHOTO: A third the way up Rope de Dope Crack.

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By Jcweinsx Weinstein
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 18, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Crack looks interesting when viewed from far away. Up close it's kinda crappy and very flared. Gear placements looked poor. Scoped it out, decided not to lead it, glad I didn't. I don't like cams in flares. Maybe small nuts would work. Ok climbing, felt secure but you climb on face and flakes more than in the crack. I would not climb this route again there are better sport routes on rope de dope and trad routes across the river.
From: boise, Idaho
Sep 28, 2015

From afar this looks like a stellar crack.

Up close it, the crack is there but not as "Indian creek" splitter as you would think.

Climbs fast with plenty of rests and supplemental face holds if you desire. This would be a good climb for new leaders due to the rest potential.

Plenty of natural constrictions from nuts.

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