Nautilus Wall in Vedauwoo

Happy Friday the 13th to all of you wide-crack lovers who’ve visited Vedauwoo to climbed the fun 5.10 at Nautilus wall.

The wide corner crack was first climbed in the late 1970s by Paul Piana and Todd Skinner, two climbers who went on to new routes in northern Canada.

If you complete the crack as a multi-pitch (5.10a, 5.11a, 5.11d) then you’re heading up into steep-roof territory, most climbers just do the first pitch.

It climbs an obvious L-facing corner through a number or roofs. This one is one of the more popular routes around, at least the first 5.10 section.

Pitch three is called Friday Blues and is a fingers-and-hands-roof to a vertical handcrack, so tape up.

Here’s a short video of climbers top-roping the 5.10.

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