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YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Henze, Cyrena Goodrich & Eric Fazio-Rhicard 1988
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Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 26, 2005

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My cracker ass cracking the safe the easy way, wit...


This route ascends small ledges leading to a thin crack which takes you to a set of chain anchors. It overhangs slightly and is very pumpy. There are good gear placements, but the climbing is tiring. I have seen some good leader falls on this line. It is to the left of the prominent crack system of Crime and Punishment on Jailhouse Rock.


This route is mostly gear (small to medium cams or mid-sized nuts) with one bolt and chain anchors at the top. It can be toproped if someone wants to walk around to the top and descend to the anchors. Be careful

Photos of Safecracker Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Safe not cracked this day.
Safe not cracked this day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Access Denied! (Photo by Elisa Phillips)
Access Denied! (Photo by Elisa Phillips)
Rock Climbing Photo: Working on my first 5.11 trad send. (Photo by Elis...
Working on my first 5.11 trad send. (Photo by Elis...
Rock Climbing Photo: Elisa onsighting on a cold windy day.
Elisa onsighting on a cold windy day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clip...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gier walking up.
Gier walking up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark attempts to crack this safe
Mark attempts to crack this safe

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By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 6, 2007

Good small wires and a very small cam can be found just before the final crux but you need some hang on to get them.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 21, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is a great, fun route. The gear is quite good, but it gets a bit spaced out toward the top of the climb. The final crux can be protected nicely with a blue alien and a yellow alien.
By Clay Mansfield
Feb 17, 2011

You don't hear much about this route, but I thought it was great. Really excited to get on it again.
By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
May 15, 2015
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Really fun route that protects perfectly well on just nuts. Also, as of today there is a small nut fixed just below the crux (My partner didn't try cleaning it, so I'm not sure how hard it would be to get out).
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 24, 2016
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

the fixed nut is gone but i wouldn't be surprised if another one shows up there soon. i almost fixed one of mine in its place after just a short fall.

i thought the technical crux of this route was the bolt protected section down low but the overall crux for me was hanging on to place gear up high. you can actually sew this thing up pretty tight but like eric said you'll need some serious hang on.

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