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Giardia Crack 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: D. Miller, D. Singer
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Sep 12, 2006

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Mike Knarzer on Giardia Crack 5.11+

Description 

Giardia is a superb, all natural gear line for the grade, and classic Waterfall sports action.... The crux involves some powerful moves over the roof/bulge on positive holds.

This route starts above the obvious little spring at the base of the wall. Climb a slightly unpleasant off fist size crack to the roof which has a very thin crack splitting it. Plug in a couple pieces of gear, and get ready to crank out some awesome moves which seem puzzling until you start into it. Continue up the dihedral into a fantastic hands section. After that the crack begins to tighten down again into another little .10+/.11- section which guards the anchors.

This is one of my favorite pitches on the left wall. Always exciting and savory.

Location 

Left side above Beer Spring

Protection 

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By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Jul 6, 2009

Awesome moves through the roof and pretty tough. Varied climbing with good gear.
By Erock
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 31, 2009

Agreed, a very good climb. best one we did all day
By Toast with Butter
From: Tempe, AZ
Nov 15, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

great climb, but make sure u get the right knee bar at the start of the roof so that you can carefully place your blue metolius or eqivalent up high. I witnessed a well placed but lone purple BD cam pop out and the climber decked. Make sure to place solid on that roof to avoid directly staring into the eyes of Santa Muerte.