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Texas Finger Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chuck Grossman
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Submitted By: ChadARobinson on Aug 16, 2009
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The late Craig Leubben on TFC.
Photo by: Craig DeM...


This is full value, desert crack fun. Climb a short overhang to OW to grovelling squeeze to reasonable chimney.


It is the huge crack behind enormous detached block to the right of the Interiors Wall area. This is hard to miss.


Big cams, Big Bros to 5, run out 30-40 feet to top.

Photos of Texas Finger Crack Slideshow Add Photo
View from below.
View from below.
Top of TFC.
Top of TFC.
Bottom of TFC.
Bottom of TFC.
Patrick A. leading TFC.
Patrick A. leading TFC.
Bomber foot jam rest.
Bomber foot jam rest.
Myself foolishly following TFC.
Myself foolishly following TFC.
Charles on the first ascent.
Charles on the first ascent.
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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Oct 27, 2009

Actually Chuck led it, Craig was certainly there that day taking pictures of Chuck climbing this monster using the very first generation of Big Bros. One of those pictures was used as a ad for the climbing magazines. I'll scan one of those ads and post it here.

By Stu Ritchie
From: Denver
Nov 4, 2009

Indeed it was Chuck who led it. I belayed him, and Craig was there that day.