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Routes : North America : United States : Oklahoma : Southwest : Wichita Mountains : Cedar Rock : Crack of Fate (Pillar of Fate)

Crack of Fate (Pillar of Fate) - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Std. Wichitas trad rack. A little run-out at the beginning but the holds are good.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A great crack line that has gone overlooked, until now. This is the most obvious line on Cedar Rock. A crack splits the right side and forms a precariously perched pillar formation at the top. The climb starts on the lower right-hand side hidden in the trees. Climb a well-featured face to a dihedral/mini-roof. Step up and left (similar move to Mr. Green Slings on Mount Scott) and start the real fun. A tricky sequence leads to a bomber crack where you can climb straight-on hand-jam style. Towards the top you will catch some relief on the right on some good holds (if you want)or continue in pure style straight up the crack. A great line. Difficulty: maybe 5.7, maybe 5.8 depending on how you climb it

Submitted by: aarong on 2006-02-08
Views: 553
Route ID: 55495

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: berkly on 2006-11-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars nice

led after rob placed gear. loved the crux and thin crack higher up. Worth the hike if your in the area.

Added: 2006-11-13

Onsight Onsight ascent by: leinosaur on 2006-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

killer route, great little roof crux for starters and then the crack is way fun. Yellow alien is nice for part of your anchor - we used a #3, the alien, and the sling around the pillar.

Witnessed by: berkly, ryan, rachel
Added: 2006-10-28

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-09-11