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Nice crack going up a moderate angled wall. The crack trends right then straight up and then back left. Longer slings will help with rope drag.
After topping out, scramble right and down to a small tree with webbing and rap ring. One single rope rap gets you down.
(note - From the base of the wall, this rap is above a pillar to the right of the route. The tree is visible from the ground.)
A alternate rap can be done from above the route Tonto.
Left side of Ragged Edges area.
Small to medium gear (I think the largest we used was a #1 Camalot), a few longer slings to manage rope drag through the zig-zag portions.
|Comments on Crooked Crack
|By Shawn Overstreet|
From: Jackson, Wy
Apr 18, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Fun route! Excellent rock, good pro, and varied climbing. The new guide says there are anchors up top but I believe they have been chopped (There is a horizontal that you can build an anchor on a few feet from the top). There are several rap options to get down.
From: Reading, VT
May 6, 2010
Correct - there is no fixed anchor at the top of this climb. This climb is easy for the grade - easier than the 5.5 start of the climbs to the right. Walk right from the top to get to the Tonto Rappel.
|By Ron Graham|
Oct 23, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
This is a wonderful route for a new trad leader! The climbing is easy with lots of holds and the gear placement options are continuous from bottom to top.
|By Jonathan Simonton|
Mar 23, 2012
Good route for beginner, however I'm a new leader and i was bored on this route. Not a varied climb. Was kind of the same thing throughout.