The Best Splitter cracks


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Trad climber
Durango, CO
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 29, 2006 - 09:47am PT
Now I am lucky enough to live near indian creek so It is hard to say, but I will list a few considering the few i have done. Prefrence should be those you have done clean. Pictures if you got em.

Increadible Hand Crack
Super Crack
King Cat
Johnny Cat
Triassic Sands RR
Said and Done to Reunion (granite mtn)

need to check the log surely more to come, will attempt to post some pictures too.

Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:09am PT
Third pitch finger crack of Reunion at Granite Mountain...awesome!


Trad climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:17am PT
Excuse Station
Reed's Regular
Coyne(any of them)

Social climber
The West
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:20am PT
Nine Lives
The upper part of Deseret Moon

Trad climber
electric lady land
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:20am PT
is a splitter also a corner?

i say no.

i'd even say you can't lieback a splitter.

well you could, but that would be bad form.

i.c. splitters: excuse station, slice and dice, optimator (mostly splitter), nine lives,
supercat, sacred cow (killer splitter finish).

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:25am PT
The Fox, RR
Our Father, RR
Sons of Yesterday, Yosemite
Yin and Yang, RR
Atman, RR
Red Zinger, RR (haven't done this one, but it looks incredible)

I'll also agree on Reeds and Triassic, both are beautiful and excellent climbing.

Trad climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:19am PT
mmm splitter....[/Homer]

I agree yin and yang is pretty cool, as is Atman.

shot courtesy of the brother

I'm also sucker the local stuff....

Spare Rib, Gallatin Canyon

this splitter got a bit too wide for me.....
^another from the brother...


Trad climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:35am PT
Atman - splitters have to be more than 15 feet.

How about east coast splitters.

Shredded Wheat -rumbling bald

The The- old rag

Strawberry fields - old rag

Genocide - NRG

Leave it to jesus - (not really but sweet) nrg


hither and yon
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:36am PT
Ummm, your mother?

Sep 29, 2006 - 11:40am PT

Bony-Fingers at Whale Buttress, Whitney Portal...
handsome B

Gym climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:42am PT
City of Rocks, ID

Southern Utah

Red Rocks, NV

Fine Jade, Moab, UT

Trad climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:51am PT
few more from RR

Moab area...

The City


Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:05pm PT
This is the best splitter I've done lately, anyway. Thomas Boesgaard took the photo, on a fine seaside climb at Kullen.


Boulder climber
Sick Midget Land
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:34pm PT
There was this perfect 1 to 1 1/2 inch perfect 5.10 splitter I once did in Icebox or one of the those canyons at Redrocks. It is probably the only place I left a cam to get down. I needed about 10 cams all in that size range and only came with 4. I kept climbing down and cleaning and going back up and leading some more. I finally gave up and lowered off leaving a cam. Sweet route but I was totally unprepared.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:47pm PT
Face can be fine, and corners can be cool,
But splitters are supreme, and that's my golden rule.

Found a little crack now called Touchstone my first year in the desert. That was all she wrote. Hooked for life. No cure.

Trad climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 01:12pm PT
i'd love to see a stiched together photo of touchstone like the fine jade one above. gotta be one of the longest continuous cracks i've ever climbed.

edit: not great, definately not what i was looking for, but it'll have to do for now

hB edit:corner DAB, don't make mike come in here and define splitter for you again
handsome B

Gym climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 01:16pm PT
As far as splitters go, nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to Moonlight Buttress.
handsome B

Gym climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 01:52pm PT
i.e: Corner Dab

Only the crux is a corner. Above the crux lies a 210 foot uninterrupted purple camalot splitter in black sandstone.

Trad climber
Sep 29, 2006 - 02:06pm PT
i know, just hoping to draw you out into posting some photos.

here's one from Climbing's website

edit: it's really sad how few pics i have of climbing, just went through a collection, and all i had were bouldering shots

san francisco
Sep 29, 2006 - 02:22pm PT
I love that stitched shot, Handsome B. A SuperDuperTopo would have them for every route.
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