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Strategery S 
Top Rope Wall Crack T,TR 

Top Rope Wall Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jul 10, 2004

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Trad fun.


This is the obvious crack line just uphill from The Joint Venture & Strategery (the most uphill bolted lines as of 7.10.4) on the Dinosaur's Foot. It is probably part of the nebulous Top Rope Wall area. This curving cleft just begs to be climbed to the trad at heart. Can you feel the pull? Are your hands & feet getting sucked toward the crack? Yet another moderate when the lines are long....

Fire up the fissure with more face climbing & laybacking than jamming. About 30 feet up, you may encounter a crux. Trust your feet and step up. You can venture left to avoid a face climbing crux or go straight up for a bit more difficulty. Find the 3 bolt anchor at the top without rappel rings or links.

You can rappel or walk off down & right along a broad ramp. You can also access this as a TR from this same ramp.

1.12 stars ;)


Surprisingly, smaller pro to #2 Camalot.

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Three bolt anchor for top rope.  Laybacks and face climbing easier than jamming off-width crack.
Three bolt anchor for top rope. Laybacks and face...
Late March, 2014.
Late March, 2014.
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By Tits McGee
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 15, 2009

Decent Climb, but protection is not obvious and the crux moves were tricky to protect. Novice leaders at the grade should think about TRing before placing pro on lead.

By J C Wilks
From: Loveland, CO
Jun 12, 2013

Using the anchors of Top Rope Wall Crack, starting right of the first bolt of Strategery and staying 3-10 feet left of TRWC is a fun 5.10 face on good edges and smears.

By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
Jul 5, 2013

The top of this route - past the crux is very difficult to protect. The climbing felt like 5.7, but placing gear here would be very difficult.