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Sterling's Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  TR, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Sterling Hendricks
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Submitted By: ferrells on May 18, 2010

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Description 

Well, it's not really a 5.7, but that's part of the charm of Carderock, isn't it? Work the semi-polished corner with a mixture of stemming, face-holding, and jamming. The rock is bullet hard and clean, like most of Carderock. Pretty cool route that is unexpectedly technical and demanding for the grade.


Location 

Right of The Dream roof on the Jungle Cliff (left side of Carderock). Look for a prominent, right facing corner with an easy start and a gentle overhang for most of the second half.


Protection 

TR, though I think it would take gear reasonably well for the solid leader.



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By Timmamok
From: Durango, CO
Sep 7, 2011

This is the best route at Carderock and a good lead.

By Tom McCrumm
Dec 15, 2012

First Ascent by Sterling Hendricks.

By ferrells
May 31, 2013

Thanks