Aswan Dam Crack
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Two cruxes. One moving past first bolt and one pulling above third bolt onto upper part of the route.
Take bushy ledge system in a leftward traverse along base of wall to get to route base after leaving trail proper.
Three bolts and anchor. One can place crack gear to protect the first 25ft and easy part of the route.
Remo on clean duty.
Rhoads heading up.
Getting the good rest.
Nate Erickson at the crux of Aswan Dam Crack. Apri...
|Comments on Aswan Dam Crack
|By Leo Hski|
Dec 18, 2009
We called this Aswan Dam Crack way back in the dark ages. No bolts back then.
|By Burt Lindquist|
From: Madison, WI
Apr 20, 2010
Oh cool. Somebody finally gave this thing a moniker.
|By Leo Hski|
May 6, 2010
I appreciate the credit for FA but who really knows? When Sangdahl first took me there in '83 or so the obvious big lines like Y Crack been done by my DLFA brothers and others that went before. Wenzel and I spent quite a few weekends searching out the remaining interesting lines, many of which turned out to be pretty easy, and some of which turned out to be nice climbing. I always assumed that anything easier that 5.10 or .11 might well have seen earlier ascents. We were climbing for ourselves, enjoying the crag, and enjoying the solitude. Never worried about FA credit. Those that had the vision and the skill for the big lines (Sangdahl, Bechler, Groth) certainly deserve the FA credits.