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Coat of Arms Corner and The Rat Cracks
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Crack Up 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: [1986 Rob Hanson & Lynn Ankle]
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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on May 15, 2001

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This route is in the clean, left-facing book corner to the west of the Rat cracks. The climb is partially hidden from below by some boulders below it. It is a clean corner with good pro, providing a great moderate lead especially for Castlewood.


Standard trad rack up to #2 cam

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From: Englewood, CO
May 5, 2003

Good for a first lead. Too bad its so short!!
By Pneumoped
Apr 7, 2004

Agreed on shortness. However, it is a good warm up for folks practicing pro. That crack gobbles up small cams. I placed pro every three feet just for practice.

I thought the climb could be made a tad harder if one forced themselves to not use the nice bucket footholds on the face and dihedral and instead sent it with feet in the crack only.

Chris Piper
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