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Lightning Crack - 5.8

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 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


An excellent two-pitch route starting in the corner on the far left side of the west face, just right of Madsen's Buttress. Climb the rap and corner crack past an overhang to the top of the buttress, then up a bolted slab to the lightning-bolt shaped crack that leads you to a big ledge on the left shoulder of the tower.

Submitted by: naturalhigh on 2001-10-11
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Route ID: 4904

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: LisaMarie on 2009-04-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun!

first couple of moves are on flaky sandstone, but rock quality improves as you move through the route. the second pitch is the best, moving through the lightening crack on slab. nice area to rest/rappel from in the shade after the second pitch. in some guidebooks, the second crack is listed as 5.9, while the bottom is listed 5.8.

Added: 2009-10-28

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: russman on 2004-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

very fun, a few loose chunks, runout in a few spots. fun times

Witnessed by: russmanswife, nikegirl, hangerlessbolt
Added: 2004-07-11