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That Roof Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin O'Connor on Jan 4, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1

Description 

P1: Climb the obvious roof crack that traverses the wall just to the right of the cave. Climb to the end of the roof and pull over the roof following the crack straight up to a small tree below a ledge, belay from the ledge. 60ft.

P2: Climb up and angle left across the grassy gully. Past the gully reach an arete and follow that up right towards the large pine tree. Cross under the left side of the pine tree and up another face to the summit, belay from the a rock pinnacle at the summit. 150ft.

Location 

15' right of the cave start at the two large trees. Climb the face up into the crack.

Protection 

Nuts, Camalots .75-4


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By Tyrel Fuller
From: Denver, CO
Jan 27, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

You boys aren't old enough to claim the first ascent on that. It has been climbed before you were even born.
By Kevin O'Connor
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 5, 2011

Do you have any other history on the route than that?
By Tyrel Fuller
From: Denver, CO
Feb 18, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Well at the very least I climbed it three years ago and I know of others who have climbed it back in the 80s. There are several routes that tackle the roof head on in a more direct style as well; the ones that come to mind are Hugh's roof, Milt's roof, Waiting for a train, and Hard Times.