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Erickson's Crack 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jim Erickson and Art Higbee, 1974
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jan 13, 2008
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  • Description 

    Approach this climb with the first two pitches of On Ballet to the bolt anchor in the alcove below the chimney. You will see a mixed line with 3 bolts just to the right of the crack.

    This is a great line for those who enjoy thin hand cracks. It would be a four star pitch, if the climbing didn't degrade before the reaching the anchors. The climb starts with 3 side by side cracks. The crux comes in the lower section, which may be as hard as 5.10d for those with large hands. The difficulties ease to 5.10a/b when you reach a good hand jam. Finish up and right at the 2 bolt anchor on the mixed line to the right.

    A hidden gem....


    This crack is located in the alcove above the 2nd pitch of On Ballet. It is the first crack to the left of the mixed 5.12 line with 3 bolts.


    Double set of cams to #2 Camalot, 1 set of md-lg nuts, emphasis on the #0.5-1 cams.

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