Givler's Crack

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Route Type:
Trad Rock Climb
Time Required:
Half a day
II 5.8

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Givler's Crack
Created On: Mar 9, 2005
Last Edited On: Mar 9, 2005


Givler's Crack is a classic Icicle Creek Canyon crag climb. The second pitch is one of the best 5.7 pitches anywhere. With a moderate approach, great climbing, and nice views from the top, this route sees a lot of traffic.


Park at Alphabet Rock at about mile marker 5.5 on Icicle Creek Road. About 100 feet north of Alphabet Rock, look for a trail heading up the hill towards the west. Follow this trail up the hill for 30 minutes towards the granite dome with the big white streak in it. Approach to the base of a right leaning rounded handcrack. This is the start.

Route Description

Pitch #1 - 5.8 - Jamb the strenuous right leaning crack utilizing edges for your right foot until the terrain eases off. Move to below the tree and gain the slab on the left here. Move through some tricky 5.8 slabs double gastoning the flaring crack. Pro is only ok here. Move up to the top of the flake and belay here. (90 feet)

Pitch #2 - 5.7 - Jamb this 4 star amazing handcrack with great pro until the angle kicks back to low 5th class. Belay where feasible. (180 feet)

Pitch #3 - low 5th class - Finish jambing the lower angle crack until on the summit of the dome. (60? feet)

Down - Walk off to the left (south), then follow the trail back to your car.

Essential Gear

50 meter rope or longer
Cams from finger size to 3", bring mostly hand sized pieces.
Large Nuts

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