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Lechlinski Cracks - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Average Rating : 3.75 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Pro to 3", gear anchor
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Climb the double cracks (actually a crack and a thin flake) that split the upper south face. The crux comes early with a tough but well protectable move out of the steep lower crack and into the upper crack. Ignore the old 1/4" bolt to the left. A possible left-hand start exists and may be easier than the low crack start, but why miss out on some good climbing? Easy climbing through the mid section leads to a short section of beautiful hand jams near the top.

Descent Options:

Scramble down the North side of the formation to a ledge system that swings back around the West side of the formation past "Waugh Crack" and "Black Nipple Fetish".

Submitted by: tigerbythetail on 2007-02-05
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Route ID: 33296

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2008-02-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars tough start

pulling out over the bulge was tough, kind of chossy through the middle, then very nice to the top.

Added: 2008-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: radioface on 2008-01-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Clean crack

Good route. Stout for 5.9. Watch out for the death block on the left that is also a crucial foothold for getting established in the upper crack section. CAREFUL!

Added: 2008-01-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: trenchdigger on 2007-02-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lechlinski

Fun route. Well worth the scramble. Tricky start.

Added: 2007-02-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pierredestcroix on 2002-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Cracks!

ONsight with AJ BUrch

Added: 2006-12-03