The Apple Cracks
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Ross, leading SLIM.
This is a fun 5.7 with a variety of moves. It is well protected with a lot of rests and is a good route for new sport climb leaders.
SLIM is one of the first climbs on the Piggy Bank Wall. It is just left of Crab Nation and just right of a detatched pillar.
8 bolts to the anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Stupid, Loudmouth, Idiot Moron.
Myong about to take on the crux.
Warming up on Apple Cracks.
Taking in the stellar climbing at Shelf Road at th...
|Comments on The Apple Cracks
|By Matt Strauser|
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Dec 3, 2010
If you know who got the FA, please let me know so I can update it. Thanks.
Dec 5, 2010
Probably an MJM route.
Feb 22, 2011
Note to admin: this route should be renamed "The Apple Cracks" as it already existed as a gear route (Shelf Road Rock 2nd ed., Mark Van Horn, page 123).
Bolts and hangers: $50
Retrobolting an existing gear line and renaming it to stick-it-to-some-guy-who-called-you-out.... PRICELESS.
|By Glenn Schuler|
From: Monument, Co.
Feb 23, 2011
Retrobolting a 5.7 obscure chosspile crack, not surprised. The original name given by the FA is The Apple Cracks and that should be the only name. Other *quality* cracks at Shelf have been retro'd like I Claudius and Crack of Dawn. Did they change the names of those? Don't even start with this AKA crap.
Slim, I'm guessing I'll have my own chunkfest route at the West Bank named in my honor soon enough. (Piggy Bank is ghey...I'm not calling it that. It's been known as the "West end of the Bank" or "West Bank" for 20 years. WTF???)
|By J Antin|
From: Denver, CO
Mar 10, 2011
This route is actually pretty enjoyable, especially if you climb straight up the face.
|By Arlo F Niederer|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 15, 2012
I agree, it's actually a pretty fun route. No choss except for a little at the top.
Fun, consistent moves, nicely placed bolts.
A decent moderate route. Would be a reasonable lead for a new 5.7 leader.
SLIM needs an attitude adjustment.
Beware the VERY precarious, LOOSE, HUGE flake just to the left. Not much holding it in place...but I believe it will crash to the left when it does go...