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The Crack Machine 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Greg Hughes, Adam Morgan and Terry Melanson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: gph on Mar 15, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: The left side of Main Wall. Crack Machine on the ...

Description 

Pitch 1: Start on the far left side of the Main Wall. down near the very bottom of the long high angle slab. From the left edge of the wall gain a short right trending ramp that leads to a ledge (a harder more direct start has yet to be done). From here ascend a series of cracks that follow the left side of the face to a small ledge and 2 bolt anchor.
Pitch 2: Step left and move up toward a pair of handcracks. Enjoy the stellar jamming through this section then move up through easier climbing to a spruce tree anchor. Absolutely brilliant position and fantastic crack climbing.

Location 

The first route on the Main Wall. From the left edge of the wall look for a short right trending ramp that leads to a large ledge. The route follows discontinuous cracks more or less straight up from here. Two raps on a single rope will get you back to the ground.

Protection 

Single rack to 3". Excellent pro throughout this climb.


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