Left facing dihedral on the main wall. Thin fingers start (can be avoided to right) leads to a classic dihedral finger - hand crack. This crack leads up slippery stone to a chimney. The chimney adds a different element to top off a long (for The Gorge) section of jamming and stemming.
Main wall, starts up on a ledge near the top of the left climbers' loop trail. Starts on the right side of this ledge.
Mostly smallish gear. Nuts or cams will do. Stuff in the grey alien range (.4 camalot?) is good. Biggest piece I remember using was #2 camalot. Even the chimney doesn't require wide gear.
BETA PHOTO: Gallwas Crack (right) and Nutcracker (left). Both...
Oscar Olea in the chimney topout of Gallwas Crack....
From: San Diego, CA
Sep 21, 2009
Good training for The Vampire, Bat Crack +Direct Start. Just imagine it's right facing and a little steeper and more continous.
Jan 21, 2012
A committing, but fun route. The crux is about halfway before the ledge where the feet get slippy.
Aug 8, 2013
Perhaps this should get an extra star for being in the shade at noon in August. This climb is more interesting than it looks and boasts some slippery stemming and various forms of hand jamming. The best placements seem to be cams from BD Green on down. This climb pairs well with Mariah and the Nutcracker.