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An old line with some recent updates, Wide Cracks original line begins up easy, run-out terrain to a corner where some protection is available. It continues up a dihedral/corner until it gains a small notch. From here the line cuts left following a "sulcus" in the brain-shaped bulge and climbs to the top of the buttress over easier terrain. At the summit, build an anchor, then down-climb to the north or rap from Stretch Marks.
A route for someone looking to tick old lines, its ok, but nothing to write home about. Expect minimal protection over relatively easy terrain.
Gear up to three inches, slings, and a cordelette.
|By dave bingham|
May 28, 2013
"Wide Cracks" is the previous (xx rated route) name for what is now "Love Handles".