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Classic Crack 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mr. Beckey
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Submitted By: Lizzy Trower on Feb 2, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Classic Crack is the hand crack on the right. The...

Description 

The obvious crack going straight (ok, a little bit left) up the middle of the crag. You can jam it, you can layback it, you can even climb it in the rain (makes the grade a little harder...). If you go on a nice weekend, there may already be some people with a rope on it so you won't even need to worry about finding it.

Protection 

Standard trad rack to 2", bolted anchor at the top.


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Steve Eddy, 1975
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By Casey Jones
From: Seattle, WA
Feb 9, 2006

Short, but great route!
By Ray Birks
Apr 27, 2006

Very fun and very consistent for its grade. You can also top rope this and the others next to it before trying your hand at the lead. Easy access to the road makes this popular on weekends.
By Blitzo
Sep 13, 2006

Fun crack. Good rock!
By smassey
From: CO
Sep 4, 2011

On 31 August 2011, the ASCA replaced the anchor with two 1/2x2.75" SS 5-piece bolts. Hangers and chain are camo'd. The old anchor took very little force to remove.
By dennyt
Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the new anchor! I just donated to ASCA last week.