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Crack of Thunder


First ascensionists' grade:

HVS 4b, 5a, 4b

Max estimated grade:





First Ascent:


Dave Lucas, Jake Nelson

Year of FA:


# of bolts en route:



Route description

NE Face of Jebel Dahab


topo by Dave Lucas

1) 38m, 4b. Climb pitch 1 of fools gold and belay at the base of the clean corner
(described in Silver Swerve) and under second pitch of FIG JAM.
2) 52m, 5a. Climb clean finger/hand crack up to join Silver Swerve and climb
past imbetween 2 detached flakes and up short wall to ledge. Walk along and
up crack of fools gold to large ledge and Ab Point.
3) 35m, 4b. Climb into the cave and bridge to its back. Bridge up between walls
and large block at the back. The crack on the right widens from offwidth to a
chimney. As soon as you can belly launch across. Back and foot up and
rightwards and up to a ledge. Walk up and right to two back and foot short
chimneys. Belay at the top of the second. (Easy climbing but little pro)


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