North Face - West Cracks

Looking at the jump across move that marks the start of pitch 4 of North Face - West Cracks route. This is the summit of the lower "rabbit ear" and one needs to get across this gap to top out on the higher ear (Feb. 2007).


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Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Feb 21, 2007 7:44 pm - Voted 10/10


hard was the jump? Suitable for white people I guess. :-)


rpc - Feb 21, 2007 7:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How

I would not know - my technique was to stem it....barely reaching a hint of a crimp with my left toe and a cupcake hold with my left arm......then throwing my body's center of mass across while desperately grabbing for something with my right hand.

Yeah, I was too chickenshit to do the jump. Thought I was going to bang my head on the overhang on the opposite side before falling onto the ledge 20 feet below in the chimney.


lisae - Feb 21, 2007 8:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Height Advantage?

How would a shorter person do it? How did Shirley do it?


rpc - Feb 21, 2007 9:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Height Advantage?

Shorter person's got no choice but to jump. Shirley "tarzaned" over on the fixed line....5.9 A0.


lisae - Feb 21, 2007 9:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Height Advantage?

Sounds purely scary!

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