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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.
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.
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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+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Ms. Alleneus 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
It's Hard to Say No 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Mountain Mahogany 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Jug-A-Lug 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For The Crack House
Ms. Alleneus 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b ID : Castle Rocks : ... : The Crack House
A fun jaunt up very featured granite, with good protection through all but the first fifteen feet or so.Start on a flat-ish spot below the large boulder on the slope at the base of the wall, and climb up through some hard-or-impossible-to-protect terrain. Eventually you'll read a spot where a hand-size cam will fit (eg., #2 C4). From here go straight up through to a crack and from there to a small roof. Head up the crack on the right side of the roof to a small overhang between two blocks...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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