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Creation of the World 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ken Nichols, Chad Hussey?
Season: spring-fall
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Submitted By: joe frankel on Oct 8, 2006

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Squeeze flare/ chimney in the first pitch.


Start just below and left of the steepest part of head wall. A bolt protects the initial slab moves (10' off ground). Work up slab and corner to chimney/flare, climb flare and traverse left to the crack. Decent belay in small left-facing corner. Up the offwidth for 2 pitches. Can belay in wonderful cave before the last bit of offwidth breaks a short roof section. At end of offwidth exit on easier cracks and corners.

No getting off route on this one; pretty obvious and beautiful natural line.


bring big stuff, big green camalot or #6 friend suggested

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Creation of the World, pitch 2
BETA PHOTO: Creation of the World, pitch 2
route, w/ cedar tree
route, w/ cedar tree
rest on the tree
rest on the tree
cody 1st pitch
cody 1st pitch
Cody Simms on last pitch
Cody Simms on last pitch
tom on tyrolean
tom on tyrolean

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By jamie Hamilton
From: santa fe nm
Sep 11, 2009

One of the most beautiful routes I've done in the daks. Funny to see a bolt on a Ken Nichols climb, kinda makes you wonder?
By David Aguasca!
From: New York
Oct 12, 2009

If you're looking for a little more information, check out Jim Lawyer's description of Creation of the World:

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