A "hero" climb with one cool steep move and a lot of huge holds.
Get up to the ledge at the base of the route, just below the big roof and clip a bolt. Lean out over the roof to some big holds and ape your way onto those. You can practically campus the route from there, but heel-hooks look cooler. Clip a bolt above the roof and pull up to stand on the less-than-vertical face. Continue up on plates and puzzle pieces to a set of anchors and lower off. Or continue on plates and edges to the top of the rock with nuts and slings for gear.
Approach Phantasia Wall from the road via the main trail (right) and go slightly left at the split to the obvious low roof with bolts and a heavily plated, low-angle face above. This is Creature Feature.
A handful of draws plus some slings and nuts to finish the climb if so desired. It is generally still done just to the anchors (20 meters) as a single sport pitch.
Easy run to the anchors on Creature Feature
Jakob pulling the roof... the last tough move on t...
Jakob on Creature Feature... climbing the awsome j...
The Start of Creature Feature
5 star classic
Creature Feature roof
Throwing down a heel hook on Creature Feature
|By Bad Sock Puppet|
Jul 25, 2008
Fun climb. The crux is at the beginning on the slab. If you're going to fall it'll most likely be here. Clip under roof then reach up over lip to great juggy plates. Pop over lip then continue on juggy holds all the way to the top. This route seems to stay wet a lot so don't go if it's rained within the past few days. In colder weather, do it in the morning, as the sun will shine on it then.
From: Decatur, GA
May 16, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Loads of fun, reminded me of High Exposure at the Gunks. Really, the hardest section of this climb is the start. The roof move is only difficult if you're short, and even then it's doable.
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 5, 2010
I cant wait to do this climb it looks so fun. Cant wait for another trip here in December!
Jan 9, 2012
Has anyone short done this. I thought it was reachy and i am 5'11".
Fun route. I swear there is dino tracks in the upper section.
|By James Pence|
Mar 4, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
I am 5'7". The roof is hard but doable. Creature Feature is my favorite climb so far but I am new to the sport. Anyone know of more good spots for a beginner in the Gorge? The very beginning was harder than getting past the roof.
|By S. Neoh|
Mar 4, 2012
Muir Valley has a high concentration of routes good for the aspiring leader.
|By Kyle Hartung|
Jul 29, 2013
I climbed this route a few days ago and noticed that one of the anchor rings (right I believe) is starting to wear through at one point, maybe 1/3 of the way and needs to be replaced. I did not have the gear to do it.
|By Zach Kling|
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
May 22, 2014
If you're short, you can do this. My wife is 5'2" on a tall day and did it easily. Have fun!
From: Broomfield, CO
Jun 2, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I found Creature Feature a bit harder than Pogue Ethics, so I'm calling it a 10a. Fun route! There was a salamander on the first feature (so, aptly named).