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The 5.6 Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Flagstaff old school
Season: Spring-fall
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on May 22, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Landwhale Arete, Unnamed 5.6 & 5.8


Located about 100' south of the fence line is a slab split by two cracks. The left crack goes at 5.6 while the right is about 5.8+. Both routes end at a rounded ledge sitting under a steep prow. (This prow is a 12.a TR called Landwhale.)

To climb Unamed 5.6, start up a 5.easy slab trending left to the base of the left crack. Climb the low angle fingers and hands crack to a rounded ledge. This crack is shallow making pro tricky in some spots.

Descent - Downclimb 4th and easy 5th class terrain in the gully to the left of this route. A better option is to climb one of the excellent routes above this crack to the clifftop.


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By Flex
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 14, 2014

There are 2 bolts at the top of this slab and directly below Landwhale. One has a hanger missing as of Sep 2014. I don't know who has been installing all of the new anchors out at West Elden in the last few years. Some are very nice, and others like this one...?

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