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The Grafenburg Crack 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Howard, Rick Thompson 1985
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Submitted By: Chris Hillios on May 4, 2008

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Follow 25' Handcrack to ledge. Move Right to Layback flake ancd continue to top. Either move left on slabby face at top or trend right to easier ground.

Makes a good climb out.


About 5 routes left of Fantasy Roof area.


Takes everything from small TCU to BD 3. Bolted anchor.

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By Kyle Hartung
Jun 30, 2016

This route is quite fun - plenty of options for gear and an interesting crux in the middle. I didn't see the bolted anchors trending up and a bit left on the headwall, so I topped out at a pine tree. There are anchors to the left of the large pine near the top.