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Dec 5, 2011
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Best single or multi-pitch crack you've ever climbed? Tyrel Fuller
From Denver, CO
Joined May 9, 2010
174 points
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
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Dec 5, 2011
OKellys Crack, J Tree
The Rostrum in Yosemite Valley. 8 pitches of classic cracks from fingers to wide Be Esperanza
From Asheville, NC
Joined Mar 23, 2005
179 points
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
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
34 points
Dec 5, 2011
Climber Drawing
Best crack.


Great. Now we can expect to see pics of plumber's butts and more photos from Killis Howard's collection no doubt.
Tom Hanson
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,125 points
Dec 5, 2011
Angel's Crest
Best moderates I've climbed are
- Whodunnit, Tahquitz
- St. Vitus Dance, Squammish
- Rattletale, Index, WA
Aaron O
From Seattle, WA
Joined Apr 14, 2011
11 points
Dec 5, 2011
The route in it's entirety.
The Regular route on Fairview dome is my favorite moderate crack. Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
612 points
Dec 5, 2011

Not yet...but.

Joined Jul 16, 2009
18 points
Dec 5, 2011
camhead wrote:
Fallen Arches, LCC

pix please
Joined Jul 16, 2009
18 points
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.
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Dec 6, 2011
A day in the creek
Best climb so far for me: Scarface (not sent but project) in the Creek. Niccole
From Denver, CO
Joined Mar 18, 2009
96 points
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 Jaysen Henderson
From Bronx NY
Joined Dec 12, 2010
351 points
Dec 6, 2011
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.
Jeff Scheuerell
Joined Jan 27, 2007
1,236 points
Dec 6, 2011

- 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.
Rich Farnham
Joined Aug 21, 2002
280 points
Dec 6, 2011
scenic cruise Cpt. E
Joined Dec 22, 2006
106 points
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. josh holmes
Joined Sep 5, 2008
211 points
Dec 6, 2011
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
wiggins II
slice and dice
airy interlude
bishop finger crack
........, etc

tough to narrow it down, even to the top 100 i have done.
Joined Dec 1, 2004
2,097 points
Dec 6, 2011
Insurrection, 5.14c.  Photo Adam Sanders.
No contest:

East Face of the Monkey
East Face of the Monkey
From Morrison, CO
Joined Oct 26, 2006
17,268 points
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.
Rich Farnham
Joined Aug 21, 2002
280 points
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... JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
34 points
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
Brent Kertzman
From Black Hills, SD
Joined Jan 9, 2003
1,960 points
Dec 6, 2011
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.
Peter Franzen
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 1, 2001
4,021 points
Dec 6, 2011
Mister Clean for best single pitch. Cynical Pinnacle's Center Route for best multi pitch. flynn
Joined Feb 9, 2002
86 points
Dec 6, 2011
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fu...
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!
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 25, 2008
2,525 points
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.
Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Nov 9, 2007
138 points
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
Rob F
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Sep 3, 2009
2 points

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