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This is a low angle crack that climbs like a juggy face and has plenty of ledges for resting and placing gear. Gaining the beginning of the crack is difficult for the grade. Many newer climbers skirt the difficulty to the right, then traverse left into the crack. Topping out this route can be tricky for new leaders, as the wall gets steeper at the very top, and run-off often makes it a little dirty up there.
Boardwalk is the 5.5 crack that splits the middle of the practice face.
Easily protected by nuts and cams. TR from the middle anchors.
Meaghan starting up Boardwalk.
May 8, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
I think this is my favorite easy route at Crow Hill. The climbing is fun especially the bottom and the very top. It's also a fun lead, but there is almost always a top-rope on it. Gaining the crack for the first piece is a little intimidating if 5.5 is your limit, especially if you go straight up.
|By J Meagher|
Nov 10, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Very fun toprope route that is extremely easy to build an anchor for. It took me all of 5 minutes to hike up and set the anchor off of the bolts. Good laybacking and a couple of finger-lock moves make for an interesting 5.5. This felt harder than 5.5 to me, but this was also my first route at Crow Hill, so it makes sense. The direct start (instead of walking along the ledge to gain the crack) felt around 5.8ish.