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Bastille Crack - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.49/5 Average Rating : 4.49 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.87/5
  Rock Quality 4.27/5
  Scenery 4.36/5
  Fun Factor 4.52/5


This 5 pitch route has been called one of the best 5.7s in the country. The route starts right off the road about 100 yards from the entrance shack to the park. Pitch 1: 60 ft Follow the chalk from the top of some flakes to a set of bolts as anchors. Pitch 2-95 feet Once again follow the chalk up a finger/hand crack to a good ledge and set up a belay. Pitch 3-80 feet +/- This is the crux pitch. Belay from top of downsloping ramp. Pitches 4 & 5- Follow large crack system that starts 10 feet down the ramp to the summit. This is a very popular route so get up early. You can easily combine the 1-2nd pitch and 3-4th. Watch out for rope drag if you join the 3rd and 4th.[flamer edit; This route can easily be done in 2 pitchs. A 60M rope is mandatory! Belay at the top of the 3rd pitch and then at the summit. No Simul is needed and it is not a rope stretcher.] This route is harder than 5.7, so if you don't feel comfortable on 5.7 trad, don't do this one, it is more 5.8ish.

Submitted by: dyingdream on 2004-05-31
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Route ID: 3350

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: niccast on 2015-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Mostly fun

First pitch is REALLY polished. There's a ton of stuck gear. But other than that very fun.

Added: 2015-09-04

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ematter on 2013-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Bastille Crack

Led the 3rd and 5th pitch. Fun climb, many good placement options, lots of options for anchors.

Added: 2013-06-22

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alexoverhere on 2012-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good

took longer than I thought.

Added: 2012-09-04

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cwo2 on 2012-07-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars w/ Daniel, Jenny & Ben.

Led 1st & 3rd; Daniel led 2nd & Ben took it to the top.

Added: 2012-07-21

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: USnavy on 2012-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Aa


Added: 2012-07-17

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