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Crack of Dawn - 5.10a popular

Average Rating = 4.68/5 Average Rating : 4.68 out of 5
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Standard rack with a few doubles in the hand size.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.27/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 4.40/5
  Fun Factor 4.73/5

Description:

Climb the first pitch and a half of Marshall's Madness and then traverse right at the small roof to gain the Crack of Dawn -- i.e. the obvious hand crack that splits the Face of a 1000 Pitons. Climb the crack 60-70 feet to fixed anchors. This is a super classic.

Submitted by: roninthorne on 2006-05-08
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Route ID: 16582

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  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bdc on 2011-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Best linked as one Pitch

Also, special hint, be sure to reach WAAAAYY back. There's a surprise that I left for you.

Added: 2011-10-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Crack of Dawn

A fine climb, this would stand out at any crag. A blue (#3) Camalot makes pulling into the crack a lot less cruxy.

Note: I never saw a fixed anchor atop this climb. Also, be careful if you're doing the climb in one long pitch, your second would have to climb Marshall's (5.9) with a lot of rope stretch. That said, my wife hated the hanging belay.

Added: 2010-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2009-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Summer project

What an incredible route. From my first summer seconding trad I have wanted to lead this so I could buy the poster. It was supposed to be my summer project, but I got the onsight! Incredible.

Added: 2009-12-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: socks on 2009-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Aww, the one pitch variation

Do the whole 185' in one pitch! solid 5.10 then. Best route i've climbed at Seneca

Added: 2009-10-13

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: medic1578 on 2009-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars COA

1 Fall at crux

Added: 2009-07-29

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