This route is just right of Chocolate Corner. Go up a widening and sometimes awkward crack to ledge with anchors, about 70 feet. Save a few small cams for the end. I think there are upper pitches too, but I didn't do them.
Doubles of cams from green alien to #2 camalot, with maybe triples of #1 and #2 camalots
Reaching the first nice rest point in a large open...
Zack sending Elephant Man in style.
Elephant man is the climb to the right. Double cr...
Joan on Elephant Man
BETA PHOTO: Keenan on lead at the crux of Elephant Man.
|By Ben F|
From: Benfield, Kolorado
Apr 28, 2002
Please don't be a lazy bumbly and set this climb as a top rope. You will only add to the gouges over the shoulder of the ledge. Belay your second from the anchors, where you will be standing on a ledge.
|By George Bell|
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 30, 2004
This climb is not sustained like other 5.10- climbs in this area. This route, plus Keyhole Flake, were the only 5.10's I was able to lead on a past trip to Indian Creek. I found this climb easier than Generic Crack, even. Good climb, though!
|By brian benjamin weinstein|
Apr 17, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
i found the first pitch of this route a bit awkward and a grainier sandstone then its neighbors. this could be because of the amount of traffic it sees. still a nice pitch with some variety.
Feb 10, 2006
I also found this climb to be one of the easiest on this side of the canyon, or maybe both sides.
From: Sacramento, CA
Nov 14, 2006
Definitely worth doing, with good jams all the way. The rock quality (lighter-color sandstone) isn't as good as neighboring routes (as evidenced by the grooves below the anchor).
|By Colin Simon|
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 30, 2009
I thought this was a great route -- just far more varied and "weird" like a granite crack.
Apr 15, 2013
Climb definitely feels like a granite crack. Gritty, awkard, but a great climb to lead with a nice bouldery finish.
|By Mark P Thomas|
May 4, 2013
3-4 star route anywhere else, but in the Creek, only 2 stars for me. Very well worth doing if you're in the area though!