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Knife Crack - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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Jack Pierce, Tommy Taylor - '70s
Rock (Trad)
1
Small to medium gear
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

A fantastic crack climb, earns its three stars in the Dixie Cragger. Starts about 10' right of Whetstone. Follow the lightning bolt finger crack (crux down low) straight up to a ledge and bolted anchors.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2007-02-25
Views: 982
Route ID: 12130

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9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Lighterknot on 2007-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 1st trad lead

did it clean on TR in cooler temps but fell a couple times at the crux due to 90 degreee temps and humidity...good thing the gear was bomber!

Added: 2009-03-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gothcopter on 2008-02-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Classic crack

Toproped this because it was wet. Should definitely lead it when the opportunity presents itself.

Added: 2008-02-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jeapord on 2008-02-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good

should be longer

Added: 2008-02-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: DoFishFart on 2008-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Finger Jam Fun

One of my favorites so far... except seconding someone much taller... made for awkward stances to clean...

Added: 2008-01-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: saxfiend on 2007-02-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Wish it was longer!

The only thing that would make this route better is if it were twice as long; the fun's over too soon. Great pro. Seconded Jeff, I'll lead it next time.

Added: 2007-02-25

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