Drivin' and Cryin'
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Climb a slabby corner beneath a bulge. Pull the bulge (crux) and continue up balancy moves to the top.
Drivin' and Cryin' starts down and left from the ledge where Bear Hunt is located.
Bolts. Anchors at the top
Eric on the upper slab section
BETA PHOTO: The view from the Bear Cub ledge
|Comments on Drivin' and Cryin'
Aug 14, 2010
Great route. 2 cruxes in my opinion, depending on how straight you follow the bolt line. The crux following the lower bulge crux felt harder than 10a... more like a solid .10.
If you run this to the top and anchor off of the Bear Hunt/Cub tree, you can rap or lower off of a single 70m rope back to where you started from.
The top has about 20 foot runouts on 5.7ish climbing. I brought a set of Mastercams from 0-6 and was happy that I did.
|By John Saunders|
From: Cornelius, NC
Feb 1, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
I agree that the lower crux is tough. I'd top-roped this a couple of times before giving it a shot on lead. I placed 1 piece actually below the bulge at the bottom and just clipped bolts the rest of the way to the top. It is a little run out at the top but great fun!
|By Tom Gallo|
Mar 6, 2011
Love this climb. Can get in a 0.4 or 0.5 camalot before the first bolt.