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Green with Envy T 
Happy Cracks T,TR 
Heroes and Handlebars T,TR 
Unhappy Cracks T,TR 

The Cracks Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.90605, -78.9376 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dallas Branum on May 8, 2014  with updates from Evan Matthews
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The two parallel cracks make up Happy Cracks.

Private property, so keep a low profile. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

There are a handful of routes and projects here, along with two of the most classic crack climbs at Wintergreen. Directly around the corner from the Beginner Slab.

Getting There 

Hike ~10 minutes down the Blackrock Trail (yellow blaze,) from the parking lot until it intersects with the Brimstone Trail (red blaze.) Turn right at the junction, hiking downhill, and in a few minutes you will see the Beginner Slab off to your right. Make your way to the large shelf below and to the left of the Beginner Slab. The Cracks are on the south facing wall.

Climbing Season

For the Wintergreen area.

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cracks:
Happy Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Green with Envy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Unhappy Cracks   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Heroes and Handlebars   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Cracks
Rock Climbing Photo: It's a poor photo, but it's all I've got. Unhappy ...

Unhappy Cracks 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Virginia : Central & Southern VA Regio... : ... : The Cracks
An off-width, flaring dihedral that offers a challenging crack/chimney combo. Tape up for this one, or expect to lose skin.*For the last year or so a Raven's nest has been directly on top of this climb. Please don't climb if there is any indication of the birds....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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