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Z-Crack - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


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Submitted by: fancypants on 2006-02-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-02
Views: 494
Route ID: 73863

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: joslstap on 2012-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Adventure Route

Logan Guide Book doesn't Carry much info, but if you know where it it you can clearly see a "Z" formation on the wall about 2/3 of the way up the route. The approach is steep, but not too bad. There's lots of vegetation on the wall and the crack isn't clearly defined, but it's the crack that passes just right of the two overhangs that make the "Z". Lots of loose rock, so make sure to bring some helmets and the leader has to be careful (I would grab a handhold and it would just pull out). It's a massive wall, so bring two ropes for the rappel (route is a solid 45 meters/150 feet long). Need a full set of nuts, full set of cams (double up on 1-3) and 1 #4 cam for the crux (I was able to wedge a #1 in, but it was pretty deep in the crack, and you might be able to get away with a #3 and be okay). bring plenty of slings to reduce drag on the rope as the placements can wonder and tend to be deep in the crack. Climbing is super easy (5.5-5.6 range) until crux section (most moves 5.8 range). The crux moves consist of navigating an overhanging roof-crack (part of the "Z") with decent sized holds around it (5.9 rating is accurate). Worth the trip for the crux section, which is super fun. Bring some extra slings to set up a rap station. Right at the mouth of the canyon, so view is killer.

Added: 2012-04-29