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BETA PHOTO: Climber pulling over the crux.
This starts up a steep finger and hand crack. After you move over the bulge, it gets considerably easier.
8 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.
Eds. Note, there have been hangers missing at times on this climb!
Also, the quicklinks at the anchors were worn QUITE THIN! Now, someone has mostly generously replaced them!
Steve Marr above the 3d bolt on Cracker Jack.
Clipping the bolt right under the roof. There is ...
Half worn through cold shuts replaced with hangers...
BETA PHOTO: Cracker Jack is fun! Ben did it on top rope.
Victor Tsai on Cracker Jack. His foot jam was ama...
Tara Brennan checking out the crux of Cracker Jack...
Mar 28, 2002
A one move wonder with easy climbing above the bulge. Not too shabby though!
Jun 25, 2002
Fun climb!! Look for the secret hold in the crack to get you over the bulge!
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 10, 2003
The lone cold shuts at the anchor of this climb were replaced with stainless steel Metolius hangers, quick links, and chains on 11/10/2003. Photos of the old shuts are below in the action photos.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 10, 2003
Like a fine wine, those shuts were just getting good!... at least it is good to know that some of those don't just break after years of abuse. Thanks for the upgrade.
May 28, 2004
This may be the only line on High Wire where you can commit the Ultimate Crime at a sport area: jamming! Just kidding...it really is the easiest way to get past the bulge, IMHO. But I'm one of those sickos who thinks crack climbing is fun, anyway. :)
|By Nate Oakes|
May 15, 2006
A decent, looooong route... it really seems more like a 5.6 or 5.7 after the bulge. That "secret" hold in the crack is a beaut.
|By Scott Edlin|
From: boulder, co
Jun 27, 2006
Well bolted crux crack.
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 19, 2008
Anyone know why this beautiful crack is bolted? There must be a good reason.
|By Jeremy Hakes|
From: Golden, Colorado
Jul 31, 2008
The screw locks at the top of this route are getting fairly thin, although still strong. They should be replaced some time soon.
|By mark solomon|
From: Ashland, KY
Sep 28, 2008
The crux of this route (at the top of the bottom quarter of the route) is a BLAST! I did a layback, buddies went straight up the crack, and I'm sure there're other ways to get over it, too. The bolts are in great locations for protecting the crux, too. Once past this crux, it really is a 5.6 or so to the anchors, but a really run route.
|By Rob Davies UK|
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 27, 2009
Was this area of Colorado settled by totally unethical French immigrants? Bolts next to a good crack-line are very, very naughty.
VS 5a in UK grades, F5.
Carry a wire (Rock 4 or 5) as there's a good crack by the silly bolt without a hanger!
|By J tot|
From: Tempe, AZ
Jul 4, 2011
Another case of some idiot averaging a 10a crux move and 5.6ish climb and calling it a 5.8.