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South Crack Variations - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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small to large, go extra on the large.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


P1: Start in wide crack in between the South Crack chimney and Flight 411. Big Bros useful at the start. Belay at rap anchors. 5.6 P2: Offwidth crack in corner, joins with regular South Crack pitch. Size 5-6 camalots useful. 5.5

Descent Options:

Can rappel the route with a single line.

Submitted by: bkboyd on 2009-01-24
Views: 1033
Route ID: 97635

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bkboyd on 2009-02-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Lots o' wide

Placed a VG12 to protect the opening OW moves, and a 2 and 3.5 camalot in the rotten upper flake.

For P2, I placed an old 4.5 camalot down low, then old 5 camalot and 6 friend, plus other gear for the remainder of the route. One or two more big pieces would be nice to reduce the runout.

Added: 2009-02-18