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Knapsack Crack - 5.5 popular

Average Rating = 3.44/5 Average Rating : 3.44 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.64/5
  Rock Quality 3.91/5
  Scenery 3.64/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

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First pitch is real easy (5.2). Climb up to tree and belay from there. Follow crack up and to the left. The 5.5 crux is short and easy near the start of the second pitch. The crack widens (large cam is handy). and then you need to climb out of crack. Rope will not reach to the top. Short third pitch. Nice climb to bring beginner on. This climb can be done in two pitches if you set the first belay about 25-35 feet above the tree. [note: make sure you get high enough on the first belay if you want to do it in 2 pitches: run the rope ALL THE WAY out, or you will need to simulclimb on the second pitch without being able to see or hear your partner.] Also, the wide section can be protected with a well placed hex or two instead of a large cam.

Submitted by: comet on 2005-06-25
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Route ID: 11613

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: losinghand on 2015-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Easy

Took charlie and Andrea out for their first trad climbs. Easy warmup. Really doesn't feel 5.5 - it's a great spot to teach/learn.

Added: 2015-05-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2012-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Mellow all the way

Took Lisita on her second multi-pitch. She'll be ready to lead it next time. Would probably be a good first multipitch route for the beginning leader.

Added: 2012-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2011-07-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Knapsack

Good fun.

Added: 2012-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: kachoong on 2011-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Solo

Climbed solo a few hours after simul-climbing with the Klown.

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kachoong on 2011-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun stuff

Would be a great intro to trad climb. Simul-climbed with See Eye.

Added: 2011-08-15

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