Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Tufa City
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Almighty, The S 
Black Sunshine S 
Calcite Cruiser S 
Canned Heat S 
Couples Fear Factor S 
Dead Sea S 
Flying Cocksman S 
Fred's Route S 
Grip It And Rip It S 
Ground Affects S 
John's Meat Market (aka: Fred's Line) S 
Kryptic Curtain S 
La Linea Negra S 
Micro Burst S 
Millenium Meltdown S 
Natural, The S 
Rain Day S 
Renegade S 
Sacrificial Pig S 
Short and Stiff S 
Solar Delirium S 
Spicy Crispy S 
Sun Burst S 
TuFa king $:@%*~! S 
Tufa the Soul S 
Tufa Tussle S 
Tufa Yard Dash S 
Tufa-one S 
Tufasize Me S 
Via Ferrari S 
Way 'Stead S 

Spicy Crispy 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Ben Boyd/ Mike Fitzgerald
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 889
Submitted By: BenClimbing on Jan 3, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (5)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>


Climb past tufas and cool flowstone features to reach a 4' roof. Powerful moves will lead past this feature to a perplexing and difficult traverse leading right to the high blocky arete. Follow arete to the top.


Starts 15 feet right of Couples Fear Factor.


6 bolts to chains. The first bolt is as low as the rock allows. Easy to reach but use a stick clip if you are uncomfortable.

Comments on Spicy Crispy Add Comment
Show which comments
By Red
From: Tacoma, Toyota
Jan 4, 2010

Nice! New Route!
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Dec 5, 2011
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Man after 4th bolt is where the line starts.

Was on this line last weekend. Left four draws on it. Not to be considered booty.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Dec 12, 2011
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

2 stars. Unfortunately how this line is bolted it makes the route scary/dangerous. There is no reason why at all that the FA'ers couldn't have moved the bolts to make it safer. But whatever. It's not my money/hardware. Just kinda sad. Good moves though.
By BenClimbing
Jul 28, 2015

Here is a video of the climb, featuring the person claiming that the bolts are ill placed.
By BenClimbing
Jul 28, 2015

Myself and my partner in this project have quite a few routes under our belts and deliberated extensively about the bolt locations. We were forced to strike a balance between locations where the movement dictated an ideal bolt placement and the quality of the rock in those locations. If you watch, you will see the bolts are quite close together. You will also, hopefully, notice that this is not a brain-dead, eat a sandwich while belaying kind of climb. Enjoy, and if you find this a bit spicy, be extra careful/safe.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!