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Wilard Scott's Crack 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Jimbo on Mar 3, 2009

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Description 

Multiple cruxs ands great rock make this one of Mt. Lenmmon's best crack climbs.

Location 

Obvious crack line on right end of formation.
One bolt protects steep hard moves to gain the crack. Stick clip the bolt or have a good spot as the landing will end you climbing season if you blow it.

Protection 

One bolt, gear


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By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 4, 2009

Be sure that your fingers are warmed up for the first ten feet. It is steep and hard especially if you don't nail the sequence which I proved is easy to do. Once you figure out the move it is definitely 5.10.Might want a stick for the first and only bolt on the route.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 19, 2011

This is a very good route. Stout moves past a bolt at the start. Very interesting moves and thoughtful protection the rest of the way up. A must-do at Weathertop.
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 14, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

toproped this today. classic lemmon weakness climbing with sections where jamming is required.
By Dj telle
From: Tucson, Arizona
Nov 24, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Great mt. lemmon "crack". Stiff moves at the start are a bit hard to decipher, but its quite a short sequence to crank through. Awkward and cool moves all the way to the top. An attentive belayer should be just fine for the start.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Nov 25, 2016

I was just deleting excess photos and saw some from Weathertop. This made me wonder if people were getting up there as I think it is one of the better cool weather crags we have.