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A. Red Bird Statue Area
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5.8 Crack T,TR 
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Surprisingly Good T,TR 
Up and Over T,TR 
Waning Crescent TR 

5.8 Crack 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Witt on Oct 4, 2006

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The 5.8 crack is located on the north-facing cliff about 200 yards to the west of the Redbird statue. This route was originally described as a "classic 5.8". It is the leftmost route on a steep section of fair-quality rock.

Pull up through the obvious crack system to the roof. Move right and grunt through some jugs to the top.


Requires finger-sized protection for trad.

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5.8 Route ascends the obvious crack up to the over...
BETA PHOTO: 5.8 Route ascends the obvious crack up to the over...
John K. on failed OS attempt.
John K. on failed OS attempt.
Stew sending.
Stew sending.

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By Peter Dodge
From: Duluth, MN
Dec 12, 2006

I gave the 5.8 Crack 4 stars because it is one of the favorites at High Cliff. It is very cool climbing from the beginning until the top when it starts getting a little chossy. Definitely a route you need to get on when climbing at High Cliff.
By Alex Oenes
From: mpls, mn
Jul 27, 2009

Definitely realized what you meant about grunting your way through the jugs above the roof.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Sep 27, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

There's really no gear above the roof. And what could be a small cam placement would surely pull if you fell on it.

Takes small to medium cams.
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