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Fist Crack

Definition of a Climbing Word


Ian Spencer-Green jams a hand and fist crack at Turkey Perch at Turkey Rocks, Colorado.

Fist cracks are climbed by wedging your fist into the crack.

Photograph © Stewart M. Green
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  • Fist Crack

    A fist crack is a crack or fissure in a cliff face that is the width of a climber’s fist, usually three to four inches wide. It is climbed by using a crack climbing technique called fist jamming.

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