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Graham's Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Graham Wilson, Tommy Taylor
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Submitted By: BHMBen on Jul 15, 2009

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Big crack in the middle of the Graham's Crack area. Notable as an identifier that you are now too far to the right.


50' right of the Revelation Wall.



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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Dec 28, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great splitter crack climbing! I'll admit my crack technique isn't the best, but the original 5.7 rating on this route is a real sandbag. The climbing is pretty sustained with little opportunity for rests (with the possible exception of a "thigh-jam" in the wide section). Also, some bigger gear in the #4-5 camalot range, while not mandatory, can increase your comfort level.
By Jason Watts
From: Boulder,CO
Dec 13, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

can climb with face holds/lieback, real crack technique needed to stay in the crack through the crux.
By Drew Hellams
From: High Point, NC
May 18, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Amazing crack with opportunities for hands, fists, fingers, and offwidth technique. Classic
By highneed
Jun 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

It is hard to miss this beauty, nothing but interesting moves for the first 40ft. Really pumpy for a route this grade but then again I think I tried placing gear in the worse places.
By bernard
From: birmingham, al
Apr 18, 2013

try the route using crack only/jams only .....for an extra level of challenge
By Ralph Copp III
Jan 21, 2014

I don't no when Graham first climbing this route. I lead it in 1975 with a mix of nuts and pins.
By The Blueprint Part Dank
From: FEMA Region VIII
Jul 25, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a great route, lot of variety. But it's a super soft 5.8 if you have any crack technique. The original grade(?) of 5.7 seems right on.
From: The Briar Patch
Apr 15, 2015

It also happens to be off of SCC land and one should note that they are trespassing if on this or any route to the right.
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