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Crackrock Corner 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FFA: Morgan Patterson
New Route: Yes
Season: Cooler Temps
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Submitted By: Morgan Patterson on Apr 9, 2014

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Description 

This route is really a unique gem in CT and reminds me very much of Fly'in Hawiian up at Rumney. Starting in the corner work your way up past 6 bolts to the large overlap. Once over the overlap climb past 3 bolts to an anchor out right (easier climbing). It climbs three ways, a chimney grunt, a corner jam, or true stemming masterpiece. You can tell which I prefer ;-)

Protection 

9 Bolts to 3 Bolt Rap Anchor. Bring some long runners for TR'ing.


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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Jun 16, 2014

Anyone been on this rig yet?
By DNegreiro
Jul 20, 2014

I would also like to know. If not I'll try it soon.
By Echoinfi
Oct 13, 2014

Great Rig. Really fun and strange.
By WiseOldMoon
From: West Hartford, Connecticut
Apr 7, 2015

Got on this yesterday and managed to flash it. I wish the bolts were placed on the right wall but I can see how it probably helped for rope drag.
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Apr 8, 2015

Awesome. Ya there was some discussion about which wall to place the bolts. There were several factors that lead to us placing them on the left wall. One was the right wall has sections of very questionable rock while the left wall is solid the whole way up. Second, was if they were on the right slab you would be taking falls onto the slab which is generally not preferred. One's preference of where they should be prob depends a bit on what technique is used to climb. We would like to have a bolt on Tax Evasion Haven so you could climb straight up into the route rather then start in the corner but we don't believe there is any rock able to withstand a bolt AND keep one off the ground.
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