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Boomstick Crack - 5.4 popular

Average Rating = 4.06/5 Average Rating : 4.06 out of 5
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Standard Squamish Rack to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.09/5
  Rock Quality 3.91/5
  Scenery 4.27/5
  Fun Factor 3.91/5

Description:

Broomstick Crack begins on Broadway Ledge approx. 10 metres to the right of where Deidre tops out. Walk to where the wall begins to taper down, reach up and grab a stonker flake. Follow this flake up and left for about 40 metres. Climb as one or two pitches.

Submitted by: peas on 2006-06-20
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Route ID: 32982

21 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Steve704 on 2015-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars LOL not 5.4

Whoever calls this 5.4 is insane...LOL....It's not hard, but easily 5.7 just getting to the crack off of broadway...Don't drop anything behind the flake or it's gone forever

Added: 2015-06-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
Second Second ascent by: calvinclimb on 2011-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Heady

Felt like 5.7, maybe becoz I used my hands for the flake instead of just my feet. If you have walked on it then it should be easy. I'm surprised by the G safety rating. Though easy, one tip off balance you'll end up on the ledge, unless you have multiple very big cams.

Added: 2011-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dzunit on 2011-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun!

Easy, but interesting walking on the extremely thin flake

Added: 2011-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Jooler on 2011-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lame.

This route was simply a means to an end for me. I didn't really have any interest in doing Granville Island after reading the reviews, so we did this instead. Pulled up and walked up in like a sidewalk. Lame.... I've walked sidewalks that were harder than this

Added: 2011-09-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: karstosis on 2011-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Flake fun!

We used this route to link Diedre to the hanging forest on our way to Squamish Buttress.

It's good fun. First move off the Broadway Ledge is the crux. Then it is a fine balancy cruise to the top.

We climbed it in one very long pitch and used a rope tug system to communicate. Drag was present but minimal.

I'd call it more of a 5.7 than a 5.4.

Added: 2011-07-14

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