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The West Crack - 5.3

Average Rating = 4.27/5 Average Rating : 4.27 out of 5
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General trad rack with an emphasis on passive pro
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.14/5
  Rock Quality 4.29/5
  Scenery 4.14/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

The best beginner route in Colorado!!! Start from the big ledge above the talus and climb the slabby crack with alot of face holds around it. An optional belay can be had at the big ledge halfway up the route if you feel like making this a 2 pitch route. This climb is 5.2 but the little bar doesn't register that low so I am putting it here. The rap utilizes two slings and one steel cable wrapped around a nice point about 25 feet from the summit. Rap rings are attached through all three wraps and provide a very nice rap anchor. One of the rings is not a twist lock type - it is has some pointy edges. If you feel uncomfortable with that then bring your own rap rings and also TIGHTEN them down once applied with a wrench.

Submitted by: bustinmins on 2004-07-05
Last Modified: 2011-08-01
Views: 1187
Route ID: 5489

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35 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cracklover on 2011-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars All passive pro

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Added: 2011-07-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Holds everywhere

no comment

Added: 2010-12-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: the_shoe on 2010-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Cool

No Comment

Added: 2010-05-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A ladder

Big holds and gear everywhere, would make an excellent first lead.

Added: 2010-04-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: petsfed on 2009-02-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Not bad

felt harder than its neighbor

Added: 2009-03-18

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