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Thurmonuclear's Crack - 5.13a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a A3+
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


A roof crack over 30ft long. The FA Jim Thurmond trained at his home for 3 months on Oak boards elevated on saw horses. He finally nailed it and named it Thurmonuclear's Crack, in an obvious play on spelling to insure the FA. The route has been climbed only twice, both by Jim Thurmond from the ground up. Several people have since tried to climb the route and only ended in failure including Adam Grosowski, Todd Skinner, and Tim Toula.

FA:Jim Thurmond '87

Submitted by: andy_lemon on 2002-02-14
Views: 1212
Route ID: 10415

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.13a A3+
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Powers.Goldwire on 2011-11-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars FIRST SIGHT

Upoun the first sight of this climb it made me studder. Smooth solid slabs as the crack offwidths as you pull the overhang. Its deffinatly a project that most would dismiss after the first few failures. My first ascent on Thurmonuclear I aided it and let me tell you its not easy. Number 2. 3. BD cams work best on the underbelly of the crack. As you pull the lip its best to use meduim sized offwidth cams as the final pull is flared out. All in all its deffinatly a route that earned its rating.

Added: 2011-12-14