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Creation of the World 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ken Nichols, Chad Hussey?
Season: spring-fall
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Submitted By: joe frankel on Oct 8, 2006

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Squeeze flare/ chimney in the first pitch.


Start just below and left of the steepest part of head wall. A bolt protects the initial slab moves (10' off ground). Work up slab and corner to chimney/flare, climb flare and traverse left to the crack. Decent belay in small left-facing corner. Up the offwidth for 2 pitches. Can belay in wonderful cave before the last bit of offwidth breaks a short roof section. At end of offwidth exit on easier cracks and corners.

No getting off route on this one; pretty obvious and beautiful natural line.


bring big stuff, big green camalot or #6 friend suggested

Photos of Creation of the World Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Creation of the World, pitch 2
BETA PHOTO: Creation of the World, pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: route
Rock Climbing Photo: route, w/ cedar tree
route, w/ cedar tree
Rock Climbing Photo: rest on the tree
rest on the tree
Rock Climbing Photo: cody 1st pitch
cody 1st pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Cody Simms on last pitch
Cody Simms on last pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: tom on tyrolean
tom on tyrolean

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By jamie Hamilton
From: santa fe nm
Sep 11, 2009

One of the most beautiful routes I've done in the daks. Funny to see a bolt on a Ken Nichols climb, kinda makes you wonder?
By David Aguasca!
From: New York
Oct 12, 2009

If you're looking for a little more information, check out Jim Lawyer's description of Creation of the World:

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