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Dam Classic (aka The Dam Crack) 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Jake Hutchins on Jul 2, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: red line Dam Clasic blue line Unknown 5.7 sorry ...

Partially Closed.


The most aesthetic crack on this portion of the wall closest to the dam. This is one of the best cracks at the Dells. climb the crack until it peters out and then make a couple of slabby moves to the top. Setting up an anchor is a little bit tough, and not all that solid but marginal.


single rack hands to fingers size pieces

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By Kevin Keith
Jul 4, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

This route originally known as "The Dam Crack" is very grainy and slabby and somewhat difficult to protect at the top. The crack to the right protects better and is still grainy and slabby. The setting is beautiful and the photo ops are outstanding. The odor however can be somewhat overwhelming at times as are the mosquitos.
By tourjee
From: Moab, UT
Nov 22, 2009

Rusty's topo in Rock & Ice calls this Another Damn Classic.
By BCramer
From: Prescott
Nov 22, 2009

Another damn classic Rusty move ;-)
By Walt Barker
From: Reno NV
May 3, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Fantastic route. Great fingers to hands. Certainly one of the best cracks in the area. Must do.
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