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Final Finger TR 
Gracie's Dihedral T,TR 
Left of Roof -- Three Variations 
Nemesis Northeast Face TR 
Northwest Arete 
Out of the Horse's Mouth T,TR 
Roofus, The T,S,TR 
S-Crack TR 
Sagas 50 T,TR 
Some boulder problem with a crack 
Torture Chamber Traverse 
Tree Roof TR 
Unknowl arete TR 
Unknown 5.8 Crack T 
Unnamed 5.9 T,TR 
West Crack TR 
West Flake TR 


YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Jimn Seiler on Jun 11, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Lower Torture Chamber routes.


There are two cruxes, one at the bottom and one at the top. This is one of my favorite climbs at the Torture Chamber.


This is a great crack shaped like an S at the far bottom of The Torture Chamber.


Cams come in real handy to toprope this climb.

Photos of S-Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: S-Crack, 4/5/2011.
BETA PHOTO: S-Crack, 4/5/2011.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jimn on the S-Crack.
Jimn on the S-Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: S-Crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on the S-Crack.
Chris on the S-Crack.

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By Aaron Martinuzzi
Aug 27, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

This is a sustained little crack problem - those rating it in the 9/10easy range might be confusing it with Final Finger, which seems to have the "curvy shape" described in Horan's guide, but is in fact about 35 feet left of S-Crack. SC is a broken seam just left of a dark corner (corner - 5.10b/c) with a distinct dogleg right about halfway up.

Additionally, TRing this problem definitely robs the climber of several good moves - topping out requires a committing toss to the lip of the ridge before any decent feet can be found to facilitate mantling. This probably also contributes to the difficulty factor. This climb is easily a full number grade more difficult than either Final Finger or Cracky Face. As a trad lead, this climb definitely deserves a PG-13/R-, as the only good pro available would be placed in handholds.
By Drew Hallett
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oct 22, 2013
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

While the pro is in several handholds, I do not feel that that warrants this climb PG-13/R. It protects quite well and does not hinder stability on the rock very much at all IMO.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
Dec 20, 2016
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Super good climb, great moves, and great rock!
By Dylan Demyanek
From: Fort Collins, CO
Feb 8, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route went safely with three nuts - a small one to protect the thin, vertical crack at the start, a very small one where the crack goes horizontal, and a medium one in the good slot that's used for a left hand hold. From there, it's clear to the top. Fun line!

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