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View from the top looking down
Great thin hands crack route hidden behind a large block leaning against the cliff a hundred yards or so left of Battle of the Bulge. Work your feet as you jam up into the darkness, safe with the knowledge that you will indeed find a bolt anchor up there. Look around, a little creativity can aid in the struggle. Be careful when pulling the rope, or the crack will eat it. Bump this two star route up to three on a hot day.
2 0.5 camalots, 3 0.75 camalots, 5 #2 friends, 2 #1 camalots, 1 2.5 friend
Kind of a funky photo of me belaying
Scott. He i...
I loved this climb, My feet fit in perfectly. But...
Tom sending in the cave
Enjoying the shade on Cave Pitch
pumpy layback clips!
our friend justin. pretty sick
Lance nearing the anchor.
On a downright hot november day, this route was a ...
climbing into the darkness...
November snowfall in Indian Creek seen from the en...
Ginger climbing toward the darkness, Cave Route, I...
Boulos on the cave route
Look out for cave dwellers, this mean looking suck...
Adam Sinner Cruising the Cave
Cave Route (Mark Ellefson)
Zach on belay and me on the climb.
|By Ben F|
From: Benfield, Kolorado
Nov 6, 2001
This beauty is great for practicing jamming in smaller sizes. You can stay on your feet, in the crack, the entire way (I have medium hands and feet). This is especially true, since its a little less than vertical. This route is about 2 stars. Since its in a "cave", it provides nice relief from the hot sun.
|By Dan St. John|
From: Castle Rock
Nov 19, 2001
I have larg hands; #3 Camalots is a great jam. I climbed it with 1 #0.75 Camalots and 8 #1 Camalots. The route in my opinion deserves 3 stars. No jamming for me, lay back and stemming. I could not see the anchors until I was able to stem. Despite being relatively short I was worked by the time I reached the stem rest.
|By Jason Wells|
Nov 29, 2001
I'd suggest going with the recommended rack at the top. The size most of the way is bad for both .75 and 1 Camalots - #2 Friends are key.
I'd also agree with Mike - jam this sucker. It's great practice for the size and other climbs where laying back is not an option.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Apr 18, 2002
It can be done on a single green camalot (.75) and then reds (#1) the rest of the way.
Don't ignore the no-hands stemming rests.
|By C Miller|
Jan 25, 2006
Nice climb with an interesting location - perfect for those warm days.
Sep 18, 2007
Or rainy days!! Yeah I agree a single .75 and about 5-6 #1s will sew it up.
|By Clay Rardon|
From: Morgantown, WV
Feb 17, 2008
I gave this route 4 stars because it's a great splitter and IT'S IN THE SHADE! It can be sandy and gritty if it hasn't seen traffic since the last storm. Even the most Creek worn hands should take heed.
From: Bend, OR
Aug 9, 2008
good warm up for those with big hands wishing to get into the 11s at the creek, in my mind its an 11 for gorilla mits, man those feet are tricky to trust, the hands are okay, but one helluvah route, never climbed in a cave before, so i give it 4 stars for its uniqueness
|By Jay Samuelson|
From: Denver CO
Mar 30, 2009
This route is amazing - thin hands splitter for 80' is nice enough on it's own, add in the unique location and beautiful setting and you have a 4-star classic on your hands. I used two .75 camelots and probably 5-6 #1's the rest of the way. It does open up a bit at the top, you may feel better with a #2 on your side. How you choose to approach this thing will greatly vary your experience - I had a struggle-fest to the top leading it, but all my friends walked the damn thing just laybacking it the whole way. Can't say enough about this one, definitely do it!
|By Brian Alexander|
Sep 8, 2010
I have fat hands and this route was very difficult for me. I placed several 0.75 Camalots through the middle section in addition to lots of #1s. #2 Friends would have been a little more convenient but Camalots worked fine.
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Oct 23, 2010
dont wimp out and lie back work the ring locks and thin hands all the way up
bring lots of #1's
|By Matt Hoffmann|
Apr 20, 2012
Fun cramming. Beautiful red camalots the whole way, bring 2 yellows and a green (save one yellow for the top). Nice a cool in the sun in a very neat environment. Especially good for small hands people, pretty tight for me.