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Wittich Crack - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Medium to large pro
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

This is a great route to bypass all the guided parties gathered at the base of the Owen-Spalding. It is the obvious crack that heads upward just before the Belly Roll at the beginning of the O.S. route. It can be done in one long pitch, or broken up into two by belaying in the alcove. It tops out at the Catwalk, and the Owen-Spalding rappel point can be found about 200 feet to the south by following the Catwalk

Submitted by: renobdarb on 2005-08-27
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Route ID: 69190

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dhug_soill on 2010-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great alternative to O. S.

super long hike just to find O.S. completely backed up. this is the first route to the right. easy to climb and from what i can tell it gets low traffic.

Added: 2012-01-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackstraw0083 on 2007-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Long approach with a fun, short bit of technical climbing

Climbed the Wittich Crack from car-summit-car in a day, with beautiful weather all day long. My advice is when you reach the large alcove near the top of the pitch, don't belay your partner up yet...continue on up. It's a pain to get out from the ledge, requiring a finger traverse directly below a roof, and it definitely increases the difficulty of the route. The rock took very well to stoppers, and a set of them was plenty for the route

Added: 2008-04-22

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: renobdarb on 2005-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2005-07-31