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At the top of the approach trail to the 2nd Meat Wall follow the wall for a long ways around to the right eventually passing a large boulder leaning up against the wall. The first route past this boulder is Cube Steaks, just left of a striking thin splitter called Family Home Night. Cube Steaks climbs a thin hands crack in a blocky straight in corner. The anchor is visible at 110 ft. For the most part this climb is characterized by a crack move or two supplemented by big face holds for hands and feet. The only continuous section of crack climbing lies in the final 20 feet and is protected by 2 Friends or Green Camalots. There are higher quality lines on this wall at this grade, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. But if you're in the mood for an atypical Indian Creek route this should suffice.
Bring an arrangement of pieces from .75 - 2.5 inches. Mostly 1 - 2 inches.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Oct 23, 2006
Mostly good gear. Climbing is mostly casual and quite varied with only a few short cruxes.
|By Top Rope Hero|
From: Estes Park
May 21, 2010
Atypical is right, though, if you’re not used to the consistent, 5.10-every-inch-of-the-way lines at Indian Creek, this broken crack system with monster no-hands rests and finger cruxes will feel like 100 feet of pure joy.
Just make sure you’re tying into that 70 meter, as this one’s a long one…
From: Denver, CO
Nov 15, 2011
There is a small pillar that is ready to come off and fall on the belayer, and is totally in the way at the beginning. After that, five star climbing.
|By Alexander Nees|
From: Grand Junction, CO
Nov 16, 2011
The pillar does look and feel sketchy... but it's been there just like that since at least 2005. This route gets plenty of traffic; you're probably not the person the block will pull on. Fun climb, good warmup since it's not pumpy.
|By Josh Ewing|
From: Bluff, UT
Sep 30, 2012
Might be my favorite 5.10 at the Creek. Not your typical slog. Engaging, fun climbing the whole way, with some good laybacking to the anchor after 90 feet of climbing. The only drawbacks are the slightly sketchy start and the the anchor placement at the end...but you'll hardly notice after all the fun climbing you've just enjoyed in between.