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Black Crack - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
Trad gear and 1 fixed pin
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 1.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Climb the left curving crack to an underclung flake. Pull a really awkward move over a bulge and onto thin slab. Tiptoe up the slab and clip a ratty looking old piton in a little roof. Pull the roof to a ledge and clip the chains.

Descent Options:

Rap/lower

Submitted by: rudolphluciani on 2008-06-03
Views: 632
Route ID: 94042

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: plantmandan on 2012-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun

For the area it felt like a 9+. Fun, pumpy moves throughout. That piton is looking rather aged.

Added: 2012-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: charlenelieu on 2009-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars impressive...

The guide book said it was a 5.9, so we jumped on it... I got a bit cocky and thought I'd lead it in my current post-op condition and completely failed. My partner, however, managed to lead it through the various ackward moves. The more I think about it, the more impressed I am. Seriously, wow... not too sure I'd be able to do it even if I was in prime shape. It's a very fun route that require you to pull out all the technique stops.

There's a rare chance to jam a knee bar (under the roof corner, over the bulge) after a shoulder slot. Weird, tough, but fun.

Added: 2009-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: BenHorton on 2009-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Sloppy

Thought it was a 5.8... definitely not. Though I did make it.

Added: 2009-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: rudolphluciani on 2008-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Harder than expected

The book said 5.8 but that is a damnable lie.

Added: 2008-06-03