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Colossus Crack - 5.8

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An excellent 3 pitch route up the Colossus, which is the "half dome" formation on the upper left. Find a beautiful splitter hand and finger crack on the bottom left side of the Dome's steep east face. Follow this for 70 feet of stiff 5.8 and then step left to a belay stance on the rounded upper part of the dome. Above the belay, poorly-protected 5.8 climbing (insecure slabby moves) leads up and across a series of right-angling ramps leads to a nice section of fingers and then easier ground. A short, easy pitch finishes the route; walk off to the west.

Submitted by: takeme on 2005-05-23
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Route ID: 63234

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: takeme on 1998-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Kurt and I did the first ascent of this route. The first pitch is one of the best granite hand cracks I've climbed. I was hoping to lead the second pitch, but faced with dicey climbing off the belay, I had to give it up to Kurt. At the time I had about 5 trad leads under my belt. Kurt and I went back and climbed the route again 7 years after the FA. This time I led everything, finding the climbing as high quality as I had remembered. The first pitch seemed more like 5.9 and the 2nd seemed pretty scary!

Witnessed by: Kurt Johnson
Added: 1998-09-08