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Geek Crack 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: slim on Mar 15, 2008

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  • Description 

    Geek Crack is an OK route that starts off with grungy climbing to get up to a thin seam/crack in a slab, about 100' up. The seam/crack portion is pretty fun.

    Start on the same tombstone flake as for 'Illusion Chain' (far right side of buttress, just left of low lying roofs). Scramble up, zig-zagging a bit to find the path of least resistance, as well as 2 or 3 bolts and possible supplemental gear until you get to a bushy ledge just below the seam. Clip a buttonhead and make a tricky step up over a small roof to get established. Ease your way up the seam, protecting with small cams and wires. Microstoppers (i.e. RPs, BD micro, HB offset) are helpful. After about 20 feet, it eases up and you can cruise easily to the same anchors as for 'Illusion Chain'.

    Location 

    The far right side of snake buttress, just left of the large roof that is 20' feet off the ground, and just right of a slot /gully /chimney /dihedral sort of thing.

    Protection 

    Several bolts, good ones down low, but an old buttonhead at the crux getting over the small roof. A good selection of wires and micro wires, tcus or aliens, and a light rack of cams to hand sized.


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    By jeff bryan
    From: Cortez, co
    Aug 4, 2008

    This route was so dirty last year I was gardening the whole way up.
    By jeff bryan
    From: Cortez, co
    Sep 23, 2008

    If you climb this, I would start on Illusion Cchain and work left to the crack. Why bother with the crap below it.