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Owl Crack 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
Season: wen ever
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Submitted By: Devin Fin on Jun 12, 2012
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tight hands in a corner #1's to golds#2 to a bulge wear it widens a little to blue#3 a small flair at the top that may take a#4 (if you want) an then yer at the anchor. the name of this climb is due to the fact that a owl lives in the cave at the top.


left of the naked an the dead up on a big stack of boulders. scramble up an enjoy a little zone long forgotten about..after you jam this gem you wont forget. edit: if you have a 4 legged friend their is a touch of 4th class to reach the climb an said nice hang.


3 #1camlots 3 #2camlots mabey a #4 if yea got soft hands tape

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By Doug Fulford
Apr 1, 2014

Great route. It seems to correspond to route #1 in the guidebook. Best to approach it from the left - easy, but exposed scrambling. The route is actually only ~80'.

By Devin Fin
Apr 2, 2014

Doug how did the anchor's look i need to get up there an revamp them IIRC?

By Doug Fulford
Apr 2, 2014

Hey Devin neither my wife or I noticed anything sketchy about this anchor. However, both Anunnaki and Closed Course have one new-looking but loose (can wiggle it with your fingers - zoiks!) bolt. Thanks for posting all the beta here, and also for the new routes and anchor replacement you've been doing.

By Devin Fin
Apr 3, 2014

thanks Doug for the input ... an thank you for the props on the work i have been doing.... cheers DF