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Crack-a-Goo-Goo T,TR 

Crack-a-Goo-Goo 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Mar 4, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Looking straight at the wide crack; Goo ...

Description 

Quite lichenous, but nevertheless a good route.

Begin the wider-than-fists crack utilizing features on the face and in the crack to gain a short section of decent fists that tapers to hand jams, then to thin hands, and arches right, facilitating the transition to a layback. Solid jamming and good rock make this a worthwhile, if short, line.


Location 

Walking east beneath along The Ripple, take note of an alcove defined by pinkish granite in between right- and left-facing dihedrals. Just around the corner from these lines is a large, right-facing corner rising off a broken ledge; this is Crack a Goo Goo. An interesting looking, wider climb is just to the right.


Protection 

If leading, one cam each from #0.75 Camalot to #4 will sew this line up. The opening moves begin on a ledge system, so a #4 cam is nice to have for the start. Toprope gear could be anything; boulders and trees are available to sling.



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