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Unknown Crack 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Aug 7, 2016

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  • Description 

    This is the obvious slightly overhanging, slightly right-leaning crack that is just left of the start of the North Face route. It is easy to toprope from the bolted anchors atop Unknown, 10a, which are the first bolted anchors that you reach atop the the first dihedral of the North Face route. Boulder up a chimney on the left or up the start of the North Face route to reach the crack. The crumbling moss hummock at the bottom of the crack was one of my crucial footholds, and, consequently, less of it remains.

    Location 

    It is between the Unknown, 10a, and pitch 1 of the North Face route.

    Protection 

    I toproped it on Aug. 4, although it appears to be leadable with a set of Cams #0.5 through 3.5 or 4. Triples of #2 could be useful, although placements would compete with the three good handjams.


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