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Wide Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Berks? Trout? Nelson? Wright?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 21, 2013

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Looking down from about 3/4s of the way up.


This is the wide crack to the right of Volobee (aka Jolobee). It is probably of limited interest to most climbers, but there are some offwidth bits that help you keep grounded.

Wander up easy scrambling or take the obvious arete (unprotected) to the base of the wide crack. Move up the crack where you will find it harder if you use only crack technique. Up near the top, the crack flares and begs you to armbar. Top out on the ledge right of Volobee (aka Jolobee).


This is to the right of Volobee (aka Jolobee).


Bring wide gear to possibly Bigbros or #5 (old style) Camalot or toprope it.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Deb high up in the wide crack where it gets a tad ...
Deb high up in the wide crack where it gets a tad ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A close view of the route.
A close view of the route.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
May 6, 2013

This line is somewhat fun, but I don't recommend it unless you have done everything else in the area. If you only use the crack, and not the face, it will feel harder than 5.7.

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