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BETA PHOTO: Follow the yellow line for Impossible Crack...
Perhaps the best offwidth at Devil's Lake. Impossible Crack is the very obvious line on the lefthand pillar of Devil's Doorway when viewed from the East. Start up by making a few face moves to gain the perfect (#2 Camalot) handcrack in the two-foot roof. Surmount the roof and climb offwidth to top, using a few small face holds on the right. Do your best not to stand on any of the ledges that are so close and beckoning...
On Devil's Doorway proper. Easily noticed as the large crack just left of the doorway when viewed from the East.
A couple #2 Camalots and a few #4 and #4.5 Camalots, as well as a set of nuts for the bottom...
So close, yet so far.
How can such a short crack make you puff so hard?
Dylan leading Impossible Crack.
Dylan leading Impossible Crack #2.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
|Comments on Impossible Crack
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jun 4, 2011
Don't armbar or use any off-width technique and you're golden. Bring 1 #4 Camalot. Sing "Return of The Mac" while you flail on this thing.
|By Trad Nanny|
Aug 7, 2011
I didn't find this to be particularly thrilling climbing but the summit and applause when you finish make it better. Definitely tricky to get in the right positions to ascend.