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El Cracko Diablo - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Hand to fist sized pieces
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.88/5
  Rock Quality 4.53/5
  Scenery 4.53/5
  Fun Factor 4.41/5

Description:

Take the South Face Approach and the follow the Ramp to the East Ledges. One crack right of TAD. Pitch 1 (100ft, 5.7) wide crack to bolt belay. Pitch 2 (160 ft., 5.8) simply the finest hand and fist crack around. 5 stars on a 3 star scale. Classic!! Long pitch, take alot of gear, the crux is at a bulge. Summit via the Meadows or take the El Cracko rappels. The rap is one crack right of El Cracko. This is one of the few raps that is possible with a single 60 (chains all the way down). With double ropes this can be done in two raps, and be sure to watch the ends of your ropes!

Submitted by: g on 2006-08-22
Views: 3716
Route ID: 1538

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: pdpcardsfan on 2013-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Really fun, glad I skipped Durrance to tackle this gem instead!

Altitude kicked my butt! Used to 600' ASL not 4,000' ASL!

Added: 2014-02-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: shootershowers on 2012-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First pitch is el cracko, second el diablo

Great first pitch. Second pitch is strenuous 5.8 the ENTIRE way up. I didnt find the buldge to be the crux, rather the 15 feet below the buldge where you run out of right feet and right hand on the opposing wall. Then the smearing gets a little slick. Great climb though.

Added: 2012-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars El Cracko

Took four #2 camalots and three #3 camalots. Fun and secure, but slow climbing. The stance above pitch one is small.

Added: 2010-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackflash on 2010-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars My first tower route

Wishin' I'd brought a few more yellow camalots

Added: 2010-06-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Real good

Nice crack climbing that forces some stemming now and again. It does get wide in spots so bring a #4. I don't remember a crux, just sustained fisticuffs.

Added: 2010-06-02

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