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Craig's Crack Direct - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 2
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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An easy slab leads to a 15' crack that is well protected up to a 2-bolt anchor. No gear until you hit the Black Tide roof.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Not a good choice for those breaking into the grade. Long runout on the second pitch (5.5 climbing) with no gear until you hit the roof. The roof is quite fun, though.

Submitted by: LostinMaine on 2007-08-02
Views: 704
Route ID: 86129

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: diebetes on 2009-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun

The roof is rad. I exited it left. The straight-up looked pretty dirty. The route is runout before the roof, but it's not hard climbing.

Added: 2009-08-31

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: LostinMaine on 2007-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars no gear beneath the feet

Once you head off on the second pitch, enjoy the runout. It's long. The route didn't excite me much, but the roof finish really puts some air beneath your feet. I would climb it again just for that last 10 feet of climbing. Though I would give the route as a whole an "R" rating at 5.5 climbing, the crux roof finish gets a "G" rating at 5.7 climbing.

Added: 2007-05-30