Africa Crack and its neighbor "Ptooey" are two good options if the popular routes at Old Sandstone are occupied. Africa Crack climbs up the appealing looking thin hands crack to the Africa shaped feature and up the overhanging hand crack. Start in the thin hands crack, work your way up onto a slab, place gear, and unlock a tricky hand jam sequence to surmount the overhang to a jug. Finish over some easy but loose blocky terrain.
10 feet left of "Ptooey."
Medium sized cams all the way.
On the one trick in this climb.
Doug leading Africa Crack on day after Turkey Day.
|By Ryan Strong|
From: Golden, CO
Mar 23, 2011
hansen did you lead this?? ive never eyed this climb before.
Mar 30, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
One move wonder but it sucks up gear pretty good and is a formidable challenge.
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Mar 31, 2011
Yeah, Tony and I led a bunch of these routes one cold November afternoon. They are short but fun leads.
|By Doug Hemken|
Nov 27, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
Climbs a lot like "Coatimundi."