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Birch Tree Crack - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

The birch tree is long gone from the abuse of falling climbers. The guidebook (Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake) says, "this is a one-move climb and without proper technique it becomes a no-move retreat". Route starts on a ledge about eight feet up. Climb up into the alcove and follow it up to the hand crack to access the top. A very tricky crux leads to easier climbing.

Submitted by: jbeta on 2006-03-14
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Route ID: 32651

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  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: eddietheteddie on 2013-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars record

good climb

Added: 2013-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: Eduard on 2012-04-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars not bad

If you get the hands in the correct order on the crux you'll be fine.

Added: 2012-04-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: xjlx on 2009-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Birch Tree

classic and fun

Added: 2009-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: usef on 2008-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars birch

fun

Added: 2008-08-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jamesjay on 2006-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb

crux isn't that bad

Added: 2007-05-07

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