Raked over the Coles
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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10d [details]|
|FA: ||Rob Raker, Charles Cole, 1983. (Hence the Clever Name)|
|Submitted By: ||Randy on Jan 1, 2002|
Climber finishing up Raked Over the Coles, 5.10+
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.
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.
BETA PHOTO: "Raked Over The Coles".
Photo by Blitzo.
|Comments on Raked over the Coles
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
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
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.