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By Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Dec 5, 2011
Big Bend

Best single or multi-pitch crack you've ever climbed?


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 5, 2011
You stay away from mah pig!

No way I'll ever be able to narrow it down to just one.

Exasperater, Squamish
Fallen Arches, LCC (not sent, need to get back to it!)
The Prow, Bishop (only tr'd it)
Chasin' the Wind, NRG
Fear of Flying, Enchanted Rock, TX
Cornflake Crack, Looking Glass, NC
Crack of Doom, City of Rocks, ID
Welcome to Ol Kentuck, RRG
Sacred Cow, Indian Creek (tr, but my favorite crack at the Creek)
The Morgue, Hueco Tanks
Paradise Lost, Paradise Forks, AZ


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By Be Esperanza
From Asheville, NC
Dec 5, 2011
OKellys Crack, J Tree

The Rostrum in Yosemite Valley. 8 pitches of classic cracks from fingers to wide


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By JCM
From Golden, CO
Dec 5, 2011

White Knight and Drop, Fly, or Die at the Spider's Web, Adks, NY

Serenity/Sons in the Valley (excluding the first 40 feet--after that its 8 pitches of awesome)

The Split Pillar on the Grand Wall, Squamish

Many, many, many routes in Indian Creek. Way Rambo, Annunaki, Layaway Plan, and Ruby's Cafe were some favorites


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By Tom Hanson
Dec 5, 2011
Climber Drawing

Best crack.

Really?

Great. Now we can expect to see pics of plumber's butts and more photos from Killis Howard's collection no doubt.


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By Aaron O
From Seattle, WA
Dec 5, 2011
Angel's Crest

Best moderates I've climbed are
- Whodunnit, Tahquitz
- St. Vitus Dance, Squammish
- Rattletale, Index, WA


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By Greg G
From SLC, UT
Dec 5, 2011
The route in it's entirety.

The Regular route on Fairview dome is my favorite moderate crack.


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By BScallout
Dec 5, 2011

Climbed?

Not yet...but.

www.patricksays.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Visible_Butt_>>>


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By BScallout
Dec 5, 2011

camhead wrote:
Fallen Arches, LCC


pix please


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 6, 2011
You stay away from mah pig!

BScallout wrote:
pix please


Woops, just saw that the original poster was specifying cracks that you have CLIMBED. I have not sent Fallen Arches. Thanks for calling out my BS. Post edited for accuracy.


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By Niccole
From Denver, CO
Dec 6, 2011
A day in the creek

Best climb so far for me: Scarface (not sent but project) in the Creek.


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By Jaysen Henderson
From White Plains, New York
Dec 6, 2011
on p13 or so of zodiac

im bringn it back to the spiders web in keene valley NY, the best single pitch crack there is. TR 5.10 drop fly or die 5.11 and rock and roll star at pitchoff chimney cliff


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By Jeff Scheuerell
Dec 6, 2011

camhead,
My last trip to the Creek in early Nov I saw Sacred Cow for the first time. Holy Shizzle! The most awesome line I have seen.


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By Rich Farnham
Dec 6, 2011

Multi-pitch:

- Serenity to Sons of Yesterday

- Runner-up: Central Pillar of Frenzy

Single pitch, off the top of my head, would be either:

- Sinestra -- (there's an asterisk here, since I couldn't free the traverse) epicly long pitch with a variety of sizes, but mostly hands.

- The Unnamed 10+/11- at Broken Tooth (listed twice, here and here)-- another huge line with mostly hands, but cool corner switches and small roofs to keep it from being just a plug and chug.

- Rock Lobster -- plug and chug on a perfect wall. High short crux that forces you to climb the bad sizes.


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By Cpt. E
Dec 6, 2011

scenic cruise


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By josh holmes
Dec 6, 2011
a picture of rocks

As far as single pitch routes go, I'd say Goldfinger. Simply beautiful sustained moves past several hard sections. Blues Riff is a close second, if you lead the first two pitches as one. F.S.J. is a great boulder problem, but the mosquitos can be bad.


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By slim
Administrator
Dec 6, 2011
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

wiggins II
mondo
slice and dice
meathooks
airy interlude
bishop finger crack
wunches
exasperator
........, etc

tough to narrow it down, even to the top 100 i have done.


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By Monomaniac
Administrator
From Morrison, CO
Dec 6, 2011
Pulling a small roof at 2/3 height on Mission Impossible.  Adam Sanders photo.

No contest:


East Face of the Monkey
East Face of the Monkey


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By Rich Farnham
Dec 6, 2011

josh holmes wrote:
...Blues Riff is a close second, if you lead the first two pitches as one.


How could I forget about Blues Riff! Good call. Stellar climb!

Also, for multi-pitch, A-line (variation finish to Beeline) on the Hulk was pretty sweet to. For pure climbing, Serenity to Sons is still better, but A-line has that high-alpine feel.


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By JCM
From Golden, CO
Dec 6, 2011

I feel like for this to be a fair contest, or at least so that the thread isn't overwhelmed by one area, perhaps we should consider the best crack that isn't in the creek...


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By Brent Kertzman
From Black Hills, SD
Dec 6, 2011

My top 10 list
Crimson Cringe - Yosemite, CA
Astro Man - Yosemite, CA
Igor Unchanied - Needles, CA
The Flame - Pikes Peak, CO
Arching Jams - Pikes Peak, CO
Whimsical Dreams - Turkey Rocks, CO
Mr. Clean - Devils Tower, WY
Walt Bailey - Devils Tower, WY
ROTC - Midnight Rock, WA
Wildcat Crack - Tieton River Canyon, WA


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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From Phoenix, AZ
Dec 6, 2011
Belay

Gold Rush at Trout Creek is one of the best cracks anywhere. A perfect taper from #3s to a #1 at the end, with endless gold camalots in the middle.

I'd love to do the North Face of the Monkey some time though. That looks absolutely stellar.


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By flynn
Dec 6, 2011

Mister Clean for best single pitch. Cynical Pinnacle's Center Route for best multi pitch.


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By Cory
From Boise, ID
Dec 6, 2011
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fun day in the Hills

Central Pillar of Frenzy for multipitch
Illusion Dweller or Rubicon for Single Pitch. I still haven't sent Rubicon (1 fall), and since I moved away from California I've been climbing that thing in my dreams almost every night. Can't wait to go back and give it another go!


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By Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Dec 6, 2011

This is all pretty random (and strongly reflects that I really need to climb out of the state):

Flower of High Rank
Igor Unchained
Thin Ice
Airy Interlude
Wheat Thin (does this count as a crack?)
Central Pillar
Sacherer Cracker
New Dimensions
Mr. Natural
O'Kelley's Crack
The Good Book
Oz (4th pitch)

Many more I'm forgetting no doubt.


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By Rob F
From Fort Collins, CO
Dec 6, 2011

So many to choose from, but some of my favorites are:
- Yosemite: Rostrum
- Tuolumne: Third Pillar of Dana, Regular
- J-Tree: O'Kelly's or Rubicon
- Needles: Thin Ice (or, for an awesome 5.6 crack try Tree Route!)
- Indian Creek: Well, most of them are better than most cracks on the planet, but I love King Cat
- The Rectory: Fine Jade


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