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Why is crack climbing more fun than face climbing ?

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Re: Why is crack climbing more fun than face climbing ?

Postby SKI » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:21 am

Not quite hand jams (unless you have small hands, that is).
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Re: Why is crack climbing more fun than face climbing ?

Postby CClaude » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:17 pm

Why so much fun, because you can hang out at Indian Creek on things like this


or in sedona with good friends on cracks like this


Ok Burcham's photo in the Alpinist (33) is better, but the photo's that weren't published were amazing

or this climb in Sedona, if you fall after the crux its so steep that you lower back to the belay behind the belayer.

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Re: Why is crack climbing more fun than face climbing ?

Postby annel05 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:25 pm

I am still a beginner (which might explain some of the weirdness), but I can barely climb 5.6/5.7 face and am able to climb 5.9+ crack. Everyone thinks I am crazy, that after being shut down on a face route I choose to take the crack route... but that s the only way I am going to reach the top. I feel that I can get much better hands and feet in the crack than on the face where I am always slipping... Is something wrong with me?

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Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:49 am

Bob Burd wrote:I'm curious - is it possible to crack climb regularly and not tape? If so, what do your hands look like?

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