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Crack of Gloom - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Squeeze chimney on your right just before you walk around the Big Bird rock. A short difficult section (getting in the squeeze) right off the ground leads to physical squeeze groveling to the top. A perfect width crack for good heel toes and chicken wings. So good infact you can rest up where ever to the point you can almost fall asleep in it.

Descent Options:

Downclimb the chimney to the (climbers) left, or an easy lieback to the right.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2007-12-09
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Route ID: 91266

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: radioface on 2008-11-17 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Agreed

It's a grunt, worth doing, and salamanizer is correct, not quite 5.10.

Added: 2008-11-17

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2007-12-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice squeeze

The Cottrell calls it .10a.... It's a far cry form that IMO.
I'd hesitate to call it 5.9.
I free soloed it, so it can't be .10. Ya can't fall out of it once you work your way inside the squeeze...about 8ft off the ground.

Added: 2007-12-09