From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Jun 3, 2009
This route was actually the site of the longest whip I've taken at the Creek. It was the end of the day, we had done all the .11s, as well as a couple runs on Sacred Cow, but there was still some daylight left. I decided to cool-down on Karin's Corner, since it was "only" a 5.10(+) in the guidebook.
Anyway, I immediately realized that it was going to be harder than expected. At the sustained, blank, ringlocking section about 3/4 the way up the route, I decided to run it out a little to save energy. About 20 feet above my gear, I placed another piece, pulled out a bunch of rope to clip, and then peeled off. It was probably a 50-footer or so. Scared the hell out of me.
For this reason, I am glad to see that grade for the route on here is .11-! I've gotten on it since the whip, and it still feels very hard, sustained, definitely more so than, say, Fatted Calf around the corner.