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benkiessel


Feb 4, 2003, 7:23 PM
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super crack-indian creek
roadside attraction-red river gorge
In Pursuit of Excellence-T-wall
bobsleding-red river (ok it is not the best crack in the world but it was my first trad lead)
simians to the sun-East animas
apple cider-East animas

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texplorer


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markd, I would not rank that broughton stuff even with 2 stars.

Here's my pics,

Cruel Sister .10a smith rocks
exasperator .10c squamish
outer limits .10b yosemite
Stecke Salathe .9 yosemite (every pitch)
outer space .9 leavenworth
north six shooter .11 indian creek
unnamed .10+ indian creek
blownout .10 beacon rock
free for some .11a beacon rock
Ja-man .11 castleton area

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danl


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Supercrack of the gunks 12
Ringwraith gunks 10a
Buning calves NRG 10a
chasing the wind NRG 11


edited for spelling

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phugganut


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For sentimental reasons, my favorite is Bastille Crack @ Eldorado Canyon. Back in '94 it was my introduction to rock climbing. 3 pitches of quality rock in a beautiful setting.


thegodfather


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brinton's crack, devils lake


Partner tim


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I liked:

Reppy's Crack (5.8) Cannon Cliff
Gamesmanship (5.8) Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondacks
Just Jam It (5.9) Central Endless Wall, NRG
Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9+), Yosemite Valley
Strawberry Fields (5.9+), Old Rag Mountain
Igor Unchained to Airy Interlude (5.10), Needles
Crack of Dawn (5.10a), Seneca Rocks
Robbins' Crack (5.10a), Mount Woodson
Airation (5.10+?), Cathedral Ledge

I have heard that the Bushwhack Crack at Old Rag is another winner, at 5.10c, but I have not yet climbed it. Same thing with Agony at Seneca. Looks like I have some projects.

(edit: forgot Reppy's Crack and Airation)


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space_monkey


Feb 4, 2003, 9:03 PM
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Welcome to the jungle - Devils Race Track
Finger lockin Good - T-wall
pursuit of Excellence - T-wall
classic crack - Laural Falls
Walk in the Park - Sunset
Special Olympics - Suck Creek
The Rose - Suck Creek


brutusofwyde


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Yosemite:
Twilight Zone
Meat Grinder
Chingando
Generator Crack
Reed's Left
Steck Salathe'
Astroman (Harding Slot)
Rostrum N. Face
Lost Arrow Chimney

Josh:
Drawstring
Deep Throat
Waterchute
Damper
Ipecac
Zigzag (second pitch)
Comfortably Numb
Perpetual Motion


Needles:
Igor Unchained

Utah:
Incredible Hand Crack
Super Crack
Generic Crack
Honeymoon Chimney

Arizona:
Mace



nlunstrum


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The Line. Lover's Leap, CA. (5.9)
Fingerlock. Sugarloaf, CA. (10b)


pbjosh


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To the earlier poster - Heart and Sole? File under great friction climbs

My personal list of best cracks I've climbed (and my ratings):

The Vampire, Tahquitz, 11a
Consolation, Tahquitz, 9
Insomnia, Suicide, 11b/c (ok not in great style)
Illusion Dweller, Jtree, 10a
Bird Of Fire, Jtree, 10a
More Monkey Than Funky, Jtree, 11b/c
Dolphin, Jtree, 7
Touch and Go, Jtree, 9
Poodles are People Too, Jtree, 10a
Farewell to Arms, Canon Tajo, 10c
Robbin's Crack, Woodson, 10a
Jaws, Woodson, 11a
Crucible, Woodson, 10b
3rd Pillar of Dana, Sierra, 10a
Outer Limits, Yosemite, 10b
Incredible Hand Crack, Indian Creek, 10b
Supercrack, Indian Creek, 10c

My top-ten list of stuff I want to send, be it dreaming or not:
Coyne Crack, Indian Creek, 12a
Crack House, Indian Creek, V9?
Seperate Reality, Yosemite, 11d
Rostrum, Yosemite, 11c
Atlantis, Needles, 11c
Romantic Warrior, Needles, 12b
Scary Monsters, Jtree, 11d
Scary Poodles, Jtree, 11b/c
Equinox, Jtree, 12c
Grand Wall, Squamish, 11a

..josh


thomascrown


Feb 4, 2003, 10:18 PM
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I also love Roadside Attraction at the Red. We did a midnight ascent of it my first time on it! It was excellent.


tedtiger


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  Best crack route in my opinion, exasperator 5.10 squamish B.C., (can be done as 2 pitch route I only did the first pitch, it started raining)

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wildtrail


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Anything on granite, below 5.8.


danl


Feb 5, 2003, 5:57 AM
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forgot about one of the best crack lines

Open cockpit Gunks 11+


coclimber26


Feb 5, 2003, 6:17 AM
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Anaconda, Garden of the gods 5.11c
Bastille, Eldorado Canyon 5.7
Any route in the south platte.


crankenstein


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The best cracks I have climbed have to be at Squamish. Exasperater is the best single rope length of granite crack there is. Other great cracks are on the Grand Wall (both the Split Pillar and the Sword pitches) and don't forget Thin Crack on the Malamute. There are many other great crack lines there. Other really fun cracks in North America include the Center Route on Cynnical Pinnacle (Colorado), The Line at Lover's Leap, Central Pillar of Frenzy and Nutcracker in Yosemite, Bloody Fingers and Thin Slice at City of Rocks, Turnkorner and 3rd pitch of Pear Buttress at Lumpy Ridge..... The list could go on and on, and I don't consider myself to be much of a crack climber!
I forgot Darkness 'til Dawn at Eldo. My favorite crack there!

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climblouisiana


Feb 5, 2003, 6:40 AM
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Lizard Marmadlade Direct on Mt. Lemmon


rock_diva


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Incredible Hand Crack in Indian Creek.

Close seconds include:
Short Curcuit, Yosemite
Trinity Cracks, Oak Creek Overlook
The Prow, Paradise Forks
... and many of the Indian Creek cracks.


valygrl


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Yosemite
Lunatic Fringe
Catchy/Catchy Corner
Jamcrack
Central Pillar Of Frenzy
p3 of The Rostrum
p2 Gripper

Tuolumne
Lucky Streaks
West Crack (DAFF Dome)

Josh
Double Cross
Heart of Darkness

Red Rocks
last pitch of Cat in the Hat
Triassic Sands

Little Cottonwood Canyon
Beckeys Crack
Satans Crack

Indian Creek
Coyne Crack

The Needles
Airy Interlude
Thin Ice

Oooo, I'm all nostalgic now.

Edit: forgot The Needles (?)


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aaron4peace


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Maggies Farm -Chatsworth

9-Lives -IC


martygarrison


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Third Pitch of Astroman, Yosemite
Separate Reality, Yosemite
Tales of Power, Yosemite
Crimsen Cringe, Yosemite


aaron4peace


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last pitch of squeeze on Lightening bolt??


apolobamba


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Consolation, Tahquitz, 5.9
Chuck Pratt Memorial. Hermit Spire, 5.9


michaelpaul


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Favorite cracks? Ah where to begin...
Perhaps: Equinox,More Monkey than Funky, Wangerbanger,Hot Rocks... at Josh.
Seperate Reality,Crimson Cringe,Butterballs,Tips, Goldfinger... in the Valley, but the list goes on and on!
Oh and by the way "Whipper", Heart and Sole is a slab climb on Echo Rock.

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mikedano


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I spotted someone said 3rd pitch of Pear Butress at Lumpy in CO. Ya ya ya!!! That's the most beautiful pitch I've ever done!

Others I've liked have been (all in CO):
Kor's Flake, Lumpy 7
Melvin's Wheel, Lumpy 8
North center face, Cob Rock 7
Left handed jew, Turkey rocks 7
1st pitch of Great Zot, Eldo 8

And someone said Crymson Crystalis in Red Rocks? I did about 2 hand jams in 1,500 feet....

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