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Second Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: percious on Oct 29, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Second Crack is above the climber with the white h...


Climb middle right leaning crack on the wall.
This is my favourite climb on the cracked wall. Interesting crux sections with a crack that just fades away. The crux has no protection and puts you in ground fall, so don't head up this one unless you know you can climb it. There are two pines at the top ledge that can be used for a TR, or you can head all the way up and use some beefier trees.


Crux has no protection with ground fall potential, so watch out. Otherwise, Gear to 1", nuts and cams. I think I usually bring a ball-nut or two on this one for the thin crack near the top.

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By CTYankee
Dec 8, 2009

While I don't remember what piece precisely goes in near the crux, there is pro. I am a coward, and I have lead this many times. Like many climbs in CT, you need a variety of tools and some ingenuity to protect.
By Tom Sherman
From: Bristol, RI
Dec 14, 2015

I had no problem protecting this. I did run it out towards the top, which may be the crux. This was actually due to feeling comfortable/ awkward stances. I had two beautiful constrictions perfect (textbook) for passive pro, but both ill-aligned with my best stances. On both the placement was just out of my reach, but then after moving up aligned around mid-thigh (6'-2") and I opted to keep moving. Actually hardest part for me was gaining the crack, it was slightly awkward.

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