Steve Carruthers Memorial
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let's get physical, on SC Memorial route
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AKA: SC Memorial, This is a spectacular climb. Your rope will be stretched getting to the anchors and your thumbs will be pumped senseless. The crack begins with hands but quickly moves to cupped hands for infinity.
The SC memorial route is located to the right of Karin's Corner and around the corner of Fatted Calf.
Cams to #4 Camalot with extra #3.5 Camalots.
Anchors at the top.
|Photos of Steve Carruthers Memorial Slideshow
climbers on Karin's Corner on left and S.C. Memori...
just out of the pod into the upper splitter. i tho...
the route... well almost all of it
The late Steve Carruthers nearing the end of Stick...
The late Steve Carruthers (1980's) passing the fle...
160 ft of cups? Epic enduro splitter.
If you are the first guy of the season on the SC M...
|Comments on Steve Carruthers Memorial
|By Kole DeCou|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 31, 2007
My rack beta (in old Camalots): 1 #1, 2 #2s, 8-10 #3s, 2-4 #3.5s (most of the way 3.5s would be pretty crammed in, but there are a couple of wider spots.) The #1 is for the very top but you'll probably be too pumped to place it.
From: The Old Northwest
Jan 13, 2008
Does anyone know the details behind Steve Caruthers? I know that he did quite a few hard FA's in the desert, and I assume that he is now deceased, but what else?
|By brian ivins|
Aug 16, 2008
Steve Carruthers was a hard climber and skier who died in a Utah backcountry avalanche.
I think it happened in Wolverine Cirque, but I'm not positive.
|By Brian in SLC|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 16, 2008
Yep. I think they were headed up from Butler Fork in BCC to Baker Pass. Some bad terrain in there. Had a beer with Steve in a friend's kitchen the week before. I'm always reminded of him when I use the bathroom at IME (he has some photo's on the wall in there). RIP.
|By Jeff Scheuerell|
Nov 16, 2008
Looks soooooooooooooooooooooo good! There were a dozen people there that day and they all wanted to give it a go, next time.
From: Morrison, Co
Apr 20, 2009
did this with one 3.5 and lots of 3's... having at least two 3.5's is recomended. also a new 4 can be placed. super stellar route
From: Oakland CA
Oct 19, 2010
I was the first guy of the year on this thing, the crack was absolutely filthy. both walls of the crack totally coated with sandy runoff. Sand in the hair, sand in the eyes, big fun. Good news for you guys is that my epic ascent scrubbed it a bit and it is good to go. What a crack!
Oct 20, 2010
the first time i did this route, i was in the same boat. i remember dumping a bunch of sand right into my eyes and climbing for probably 40 feet or more with my eyes closed. i totally couldn't get the sand out, it was horrible. it is a much nicer route when it is clean, for sure.
From: Oakland CA
Oct 22, 2010
too funny slim, I was totally there. My vision was blurry for the rest of the day from the sand and dirt in my eyes under my contacts. My partner thought this was a bit of a hoot, and snapped a photo which really captured the zeitgeist, which I just uploaded.