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Raked over the Coles 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Rob Raker, Charles Cole, 1983. (Hence the Clever Name)
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Submitted By: Randy on Jan 1, 2002
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Climber finishing up Raked Over the Coles, 5.10+

Description 

This excellent crack climb is located about 100 feet right of Pope's Crack. It is first crack (of a series of vertical cracks) that actually reaches the top. The crack that peters out to its left can be used as an alternate start (but why?).

The crux comes early (getting established into the "pod"); after that sustained 5.10 crack leads to a ledge. Descend by rapping off the 2 bolt anchor atop British Airways.


Protection 

Cams from 0.5 inch to 2 inch. Protection is generally good, though you have to do a few moves at the bottom to get your first piece in.



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By Murf
Feb 4, 2003

I start this route in both the left and right cracks. Either small cam or brass to protect the start ( can't recall right now ). Feels beefy for .10d, was initially intimidated by a third hand story of a climber breaking their femur on the route ( big bone, hard to do! ).

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2004
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Fun and unique- good stemming and lie-backing off of sometimes rounded holds. Personally, I wouldn't call the gear excellent... didn't you have a little trouble getting a secure stance to place it?

By Anonymous Coward
Jan 24, 2004

Outstanding climb. Surprisingly sustained. The final slab on the "direct finish" has a significant pucker factor.

By Nick Sullens
From: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Feb 10, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

I went up the right crack, had some decking potential while standing up in the pod until I got a good piece from the pod stance. Spicy.