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Crack of Doom 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: FA Dan Davis FFA Jim Madsen
Season: Spring through Fall
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The crack climbs an interesting line up a wide crack and through a roof. The crux moves are physical but short lived. Once past the roof move right and link up with Canary.


The route can be accessed on the ledge system to the right of the Jello Tower. Be very careful as this rock is slick and has been the site of accidents. It is a smart idea to set an anchor on the ledge for the belayer.


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By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Aug 21, 2009

The access described above is basically the start of Winter Solstice. Another way to get to Crack of Doom is to climb the enjoyable route Old Gray Mare.

By Chris Keefe
Jul 22, 2012

Climbed comfortably with gear to 3". The moves around the overhanging roof crack (the main 4" piece) are protectable with mid-sized C4s.

By Shaun Johnson
Feb 24, 2013

At the top and slightly left of Crack of doom is a set of chain anchors that allow a 60 meter rope to reach back to loggers ledge. Great top rope set up!

Link Old Grey Mare into the crack to the right of the roof on COD for an awesome varied pitch!