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The Crack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 185'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross Patrick Moe 8th November 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Nov 11, 2009

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In the Crack ... Photo Pat Moe

Description 

Another single pitch route on the Berghaus Wall area.A pleasant groove and crack climb with natural protection.
P1.Up the slab to the groove that leads to double anchors below the Crack. 5.5 85'
P2)The crack ,exit right a few feet from the top to double anchors. 5.9+ 100.
Descent . With one 60m rope rap to top of P1 then to ground.

Location 

Three Fingers Canyon . Walk through the canyon and hike up the talus on the right for about 400 yards to below the obvious left facing corner crack.

Protection 

Camalots from .5 to # 5. Extra #3 and #4's. Slings, one 60m rope if done in two pitches.


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Topping out
Topping out
Big Horn sheep at the entrance to Three Finger Can...
Big Horn sheep at the entrance to Three Finger Can...
  The Berghaus Wall.A). Curiosity Killed the Rat 5...
The Berghaus Wall.A). Curiosity Killed the Rat 5...
Looking through the entrance of Three Fingers Cany...
Looking through the entrance of Three Fingers Cany...
End of the weekend ..Pat and the dogs
End of the weekend ..Pat and the dogs
Steve Rydalch on Second Ascent of The Crack.
Steve Rydalch on Second Ascent of The Crack.

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By Stephen Carlos Rydalch
From: Golden, CO
Feb 26, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route can easily take 3 #3 camalots and 2 #4's, along with the #5 Paul already notes. If you want to keep sewing it up, you'll need something really big (#3 Big Bro or higher) for the top part that turns into a chimney, but that part is on easy ground.