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Crackula - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5


OK, I was jonesing one January to climb up in the Sandias. We went up to Crackula and nearly epiced. The cracks were full of ice, cold hands/feet with 30 foot runouts on what seemed to be 5.9 terrain. However, I am sure it is much easier in the summer. We did a varaition to the left on P2 which goes up a dihedral which has a fixed piton.

Submitted by: grippedclimer on 2004-11-12
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Route ID: 61663

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Alpenstock on 2006-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Crackula

Perfect 90 degree left-facing dihedral that takes 1" - 2" gear at nice resting places. I started to link up both pitches, but came back down and built a belay anchor to eliminate the rope drag. For the second pitch, we veered off to the left (the piton was calling me!). Going for the hand-hold on the ledge, I grabbed a loose rock and almost fell.

I thought this was a pretty stiff 5.8, and while I can normally climb cracks without bloodying my hands, this one did extract a bit of skin from my knuckles.

Added: 2006-11-28

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fritzd on 2006-11-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great climb.

I set the first piece and backed down, My buddy Jim, set the next piece and another piece real close and backed down. I finished leading the climb. The guide book says two pitches but I made it in one with a short 50m rope (part of it was cut off) and with my buddy Jim had to climb and to the first piece (10-15 ft up) for me to finish.

Added: 2006-11-21

Red Point Red Point ascent by: grippedclimer on 2003-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2003-01-12