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West Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown, long ago
Season: any
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jul 19, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: West Crack, 5.7.

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    Although this short route is referred to in the Rossiter book as a miniature route, I had no idea how short it would be. It's not quite 20 feet tall! No less, it's a fun boulder problem or a short steep crack with good jams and gear (2.5").
    The crux is topping out, where the crack ends and the finishing flake that is jammed in wobbles. It seems OK though, after inspecting it, I must admit it gave me a spook while climbing it. It is better than the nearby slopers.

    To descend, downclimb the 3-3.5" crack on the lower angle East face to the ledge that is followed North, back down to the ground.


    The route can be found after walking off the back of the 3rd pinnacle summit, or by hiking up the back side, North-ward on the slope past the top of the West-facing ridge and then around East to the back of the true summit block.
    Climb the obvious crack on the overhanging West face to the top.


    One 2.5" or 3" cam plus finger sized gear or a long cordalette for the top belay.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Summit block with West Crack, 5.7.
    BETA PHOTO: Summit block with West Crack, 5.7.

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