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Creekside Cruise 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ron Olsen, Bob D'Antonio and Ken Cangi, 10/5/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Oct 7, 2007

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Description 

Creekside Cruise is a fun, moderate pitch; the easiest at Creekside. A variety of moves (cracks, face, corner, roof, and flake) and good pro make this an enjoyable outing.

Start atop a pointed boulder by the creek, about 35' right of the start of Local Hero, below 3 pine trees about 15'-20' up the wall.

Climb past a bulge using a fist crack on the left (#3 Camalot for pro). Traverse right below the pine trees to a bowl. Climb up cracks to a right-facing corner. Stem up the corner, past a bolt, to a roof at its top. Turn the roof on the left; see ??. (Following the angling cracks to the right will take you onto Liquid Therapy.) Continue up cracks to a slab; see ??. Climb up and right, and follow a big flake to its top.

Lower 85' back down from a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.

Variation: Go right instead of left at the top of the corner and merge with Liquid Therapy.

This route is accessible even when the creek is running high (mid-May to late July), but you will probably have a hard time keeping your rope dry when you pull it.


Location 

On the creek at Creekside, about 35' right of the start of Local Hero, below three pine trees about 15' up the wall. Start atop a pointed boulder.

Eds. the beta photos have been deleted by their submitter.


Protection 

Finger-sized cams (down to green Alien) to #3 Camalot. 2 long slings for trees. 1 bolt. Medium tricams (#2, #2.5) useful.

2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.



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By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 14, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A wee bit dirty in places, needs more traffic - possibly not so popular due to the absence of bolts?