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The Crack House

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No is a Four Letter Word (aka Ms. Alleneus) T 

The Crack House  


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Description 

The Crack House is a highly featured wall that faces NW off the north tip of Castle Rock. It has one sport route, Jug-a-Lug, and a number of named and identified crack lines. In addition to multiple close interconnecting crack lines covering the wall, it also has many face holds and horns. The potential for different gear-led lines/variations besides these named routes is quite huge. Identifying specific lines can be difficult however because of all the possible variations. Shade until early afternoon.

Getting There 

Approach the area from any of the trails on the east side, heading to the farthest north tip of Castle Rock. The Crack House is just around the corner to the west and faces toward the NW and Poultry Pillar. An alternative approach can reach The Crack House from the west via the notch from Hostess Gully (the west-side gully between the Main Castle Rock and the West Buttress.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Crack House:
Gargoyle Gardens   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
It's Hard to Say No   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Mountain Mahogany   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Jug-A-Lug   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Mountain Mahogany 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : The Crack House
Great, juggy route. Easy flare start leads to "OMG" holds all the way up, with a very short stretch of pure hand crack for a move or two.Mostly a face climb with drop in pro nearly anywhere, and, a variety of sizes.With a single 60m, rope, belay at the anchor then rappel, carefully, back down with the rope ends barely reaching the ground.DO NOT LOWER OFF WITH A 60 METER ROPE!!!! It won't reach. Tie a knot in the belay end or have both people tie in....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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By benjaminleaton
From: Sandy, UT
May 24, 2013
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