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One of the Coulee's best hand cracks.
Jam thin hands to hands to fists with a spot o' offwidth below the anchor.
this was the scene of a tragic fatal accident a few years ago
Between Pony Keg and Crossing the Threshold
tcu's and cams to 4"
|By Brian Hench|
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 16, 2009
The victim of the accident was Goran Kropp in 2002. You want to have at least one 3 inch and one 4 inch cam for this route.
|By Ryan Huetter|
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 23, 2009
No need for #4 camalot. With 2 #3 camalots you can leave one low and bump the other up with you for the short wide bit at the top. Really stellar climbing!
|By Scott Coldiron|
From: Spokane, WA
May 22, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Much respect to Goran, he was an amazing athlete. With that said, don't be freaked out by the past accident. This is a fun, safe lead. Ditto the last post. I don't think the #4 is needed, and didn't need to bump up the second #3.
Nov 17, 2009
Kropp was indeed the man for getting it done. I still have the article somewhere and there is a picture of a broken biner. Some shockload or crossload went down that day.
Mar 4, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
The first time I went to the coulee someone had taken a fall on this climb. Spooky stuff.
None the less it is one of the coolest cracks in area.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Apr 30, 2012
Fun. It is definitely well protected, though I was happy to have a #4 camalot up top. An old #3.5 camalot actually would have worked better...