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Crack Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.27402, -111.19141 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aeon Aki, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: sevrdhed on Apr 24, 2008
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Triznut cruising through the hand jams.


Great area with a lot of fun warmups and a couple more difficult problems. Right next to the road, within walking distance of a campground, yet doesn't see a ton of traffic. Gets its name from the distinctive crack splitting the boulder completely in two, all the way through, which makes for two very different but fun problems. A place to visit for sure.

Getting There 

Drive up left fork about 1 mile. Keep an eye on the right hand side of the road, and the crack boulder will be obvious. If you get to the huge pullout on the left hand side of the road, you've gone too far, but barely. It's within walking distance of this parking area, back down the road less than 1/4 mile.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Crack Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crack Boulder:
Crack   V0 4     Boulder   
Beer Belly   V2 5+     Boulder   
Lanky   V3 6A     Boulder   
Dirt and Grime   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   
Handcrack   V4 6B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Crack Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Me sends the Crack Boulder V4.

Handcrack V4 6B  UT : Joe's Valley : ... : Crack Boulder
The other end of the crack, this end is much harder. Climb up the crack either laying it back, or just straight up jam it. Fun crack climbing up to a HUGE jug near the lip. Stellar problem.There is also a sit down start underneath the roof that makes the problem about a grade harder. Getting around the lip is the crux of that variation.Used to be VERY scary, as there is a pointy stump at the bottom. However, the landing was filled in with rocks to make it very easy to protect.Still a bit tall, a...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Aeon Aki
May 18, 2008
The featured picture looked very similar to Buoux Crack so I referenced this area in the Utah Bouldering guide to check it out. I have never climbed any of these problems however nearly every route listed here for the Crack Boulder has a significantly different rating from what is published in the book. Beer Belly is given V5 while both the Hand and Fist Crack are given V3. Trim that Bush is given V0 and Dirt and Grime is given V1. Grade inflation is not really a big deal but to sandbag tall, and potentially dangerous problems by 3 or 4 points is a bit irresponsible. Or perhaps the additions to the website were a mistake. Either way, I hope this info is useful to anyone who wants to try the problems added to the website. Cheers.

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