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Crater Crag of North Quarry
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Crater Cat TR 
Debhedral TR 
Doug's Variation T,S 
Fragile X TR 
Gig, The S 
Golden Arete S 
Misty S 
Mountain Lion S 
Rancid S 
Sending Choss TR 
Sweet T 


YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Deaun Schovajsa/Dave Gottenborg, 1994?
New Route: Yes
Season: winter/spring/summer/fall
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Submitted By: bhoran on Apr 1, 2009

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The route sends the middle of the east face via 5 ...

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This involves thin, face climbing.


This route is pictured and described in old Hubbel guide and described in new Haas guide and is actually located on the left side of Crater Crag/North Quarry Area's east-facing wall, and the Misty route and all, on the east face, nice shade in the afternoon during winter months. In Jason's guide he says it is 60 feet right of Cracking Up, but it is actually on the opposite, east side of the wall from the latter route. It is an easy mistake to make.


5 bolts/ no anchors up top/old pipe in rock summit.

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Around the 5th bolt.
Around the 5th bolt.

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By Jason Haas
Apr 11, 2009

Bob, thanks for the correction. That is an easy mistake to make. There is in fact a bolted route 60ft right of Crackin' Up and it goes at about the same grade as this line. I emailed Deaun about it while we were working on the book and based on his email, it seemed like I got it right, but thanks again for the correct info. At the time, I looked into the true quarry and didn't see any bolts, but I guess I didn't inspect it close enough. Great contributions!
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 29, 2011

Watch for a bit of loose rock on this climb. There is a left finish that goes ~5.8. #4 & #5 BD wires and a #0.75 Camalot can make this feel well-protected, except for the very start. 48" slings or longer are useful for the top. Also, a #0.5 Camalot can backup the pipe.

Addendum: staying just left of the crack at the finish allows you to get some nice stems and make it a mellower finish. Thanks for the beta, Dave!

The middle finish, 6/22/11.
The middle finish, 6/22/11.
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