Nice crack through rough rock. On the wide hands side. Link this up with Crack of Dust. In fact, you could probably climb them as one long pitch if you mind the gear right.
After you get up this consider setting a TR on Cave Crack off of the bolted anchor (climber's left) for Never Intended. Cave Crack is an old-school 5.9 chimney. It starts just left of the Crack of Dust anchor. Great Steck-Salathe training!
Basically a second pitch of Crack of Dust but much less slick. Climb the crack to the right of the anchor.
Cams, hand to wide hand size. Gear anchor. Walk off way left toward The Blocks.
|Comments on Quack of Ducks
|By Kyle Wills|
From: San Diego CA
Jan 25, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Stiff start followed by perfect hands to the top.
Jan 21, 2012
Bouldery start, but the rough interior of the crack gives good traction. Tape your hands for this one.
From: San Diego, Ca
Jan 21, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Possible to do tapeless, but only if you don't really value the skkin on your knuckles and the back of your hands.
|By Brad W|
From: San Diego
Apr 1, 2012
A few pumpy moves off the ground, but great friction and solid jams. Eases up pretty quickly, but stays fun. My favorite crack at the gorge currently, don't believe it took me this long to get on it. Bring a BD3 for the start, this crack takes pro anywhere.