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Knife Crack 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jack Pierce, Tommy Taylor - 1970s
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Gary L. nears the finish on Knife Crack.

Description 

Even if this was the only outstanding route at this little crag (and it isn't), Knife Crack alone would make a visit to Griffin's worthwhile. Finger crack climbing at its finest with plentiful protection; the only thing wrong with Knife Crack is that it's too short.

Follow the jagged crack, using finger locks and foot jams, to a ledge with anchors below the roof. The crux is down low; things ease up some with better feet further up the crack.


Location 

A short distance down the trail from the waterfall; starts about 10' right of Whetstone.


Protection 

Small to medium gear (cams/tricams/nuts); ring anchors.



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Knife Crack!
Knife Crack!
Me on Knife, Dustin belaying.  Grace Under Pressure bolts in the background.
Me on Knife, Dustin belaying. Grace Under Pressur...
Placing gear higher up.
Placing gear higher up.
At the start with a lot more to go.
At the start with a lot more to go.
Standing at the top.
Standing at the top.
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By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
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From: Alabama
Mar 19, 2008

Nice picture. Thats one of my favorite crack climbs!!