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Unknown 5.8 (splitter hand crack) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Jan 19, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: It is the crack to the right of the larger chimney...

Description 

Unique climb for NC;good hand jams up an obvious crack. Climb a short corner to a ledge, then take the splitter crack to the top of the partially detached pillar

Location 

Take the Cereal Wall approach but walk left once you hit the wall. Take a faint trail around some boulders and up hill about 50 feet. You will see a series of cracks, some very wide. This route is the right-most crack

Protection 

2-4"; double 3's are good
Rappel slings at the top- bring a cordelet to set a TR


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By zFoy
From: Asheville, NC
Feb 17, 2012

Surprised this gets so few stars. It's short, but packs action the whole way with a great rest after some cupped-hands to fist action. Protects well with a couple of large (#3-4) cams.
By Michael Lucky
From: Charleston, SC
Jan 21, 2013

I really liked this climb, It has one or two offwidth sections in it and the start was a little difficult for me. Short but fun.
By chris mcguigan
From: belmont, nc
Dec 7, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great crack climb would be four stars if it was taller
By Jonathan Dull
From: Boone, NC
May 9, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A splitter line that's for sure! If you're not use to crack climbing this will probably feel more difficult than 5.8. The crux is probably just getting established into the crack off the ledge.