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This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Lost Ridge

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Wide Pride 5.10c (Trad) *****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Michelle Artsay in 2003
Length: 55ft
Gear: 1-#1 Camalot, 1-#3.5 Camalot, 1 -#4 Camalot, 3-#4.5 Camalots (report bad anchors)

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Park in the same area as for Purple Valley. The road is blocked by metal pylons but continues on as a 4-wheel drive road. Hike past the pylons and over a mound of dirt. Continue in the same direction as the road making use of a trail on your right to avoid crossing the stream. Cross the stream when you have to and pick up the trail again. Don't head left up Amos Creek as you do for the approach to Quality Crack. Instead, cross the stream again and continue on the road/trail. Cross the stream 2 more times. About 500 feet after you cross the stream a fourth time, head off the trail to the left and cross the stream again. Wander up the hill near a drainage and past some boulders up a little higher. Eventually you'll see the cliff. You'll probably end up meeting the cliff about 600 feet left of Wide Pride. Hike to the right until you see the obvious wide splitter crack hidden behind a tree.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Dec 11th, 2020

Submitted by: brhe224
Date: Jun 14th, 2013

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


ray said on March 23rd, 2003
I cleaned this route up a bit when I did it so hopefully it will stay clean for awhile. If not, take the time to clean it up. It's well worth doing. Kind of like Crack Attack but about 2-3" wider.
Danny said on July 15th, 2003
It's as good as it looks. Levetation from heaven. Read the route description before you bushwack to the wrong crag on a hot humid day.
Caspian said on July 29th, 2003
This routes is also as hard as it looks. I would also bring a #5 camalot for the top.
Caspian said on August 6th, 2003
Needless to say, give the rap station a good look before you use it. The previous webbing I found was chewed though or cut.
J-Rock said on March 7th, 2005
Damn woodrats! Wow! That sure is a pretty crack!
Myke Dronez said on November 3rd, 2008
splitter dive, walking five, almost died but still alive.
SCIN said on June 26th, 2010
Pat Goodman made a short film on Mountain Hardware Athlete Janet Bergman which features this route, Wide Pride. Here's the link:
dustonian said on June 16th, 2011
Great video!
Cromper said on September 22nd, 2012
Excellent route! A little pebbly in the last 20 ft but not too bad. If you can't levitate it is also possible to gorilla arm bar the whole way up haha. Wide knees need not apply.
caribe said on May 28th, 2013
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kman154 said on August 26th, 2013
This is a fabulous route!! Great offwidth climbing for the gorge. Its a shame that it is so far out. One of my more favorite climbs.