|The Wicked Crag
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This line is beautiful, steep, and probably the best protected route in all of Mill Creek Canyon. The bolts are only 5-6 feet apart - a rarity in Mill Creek.
Flaming Groovy climbs up the center of the big overhanging wave that forms the left side of the Wicked Crag.
The line is flanked on either side by 13s, and often has in-situ draws on it. It runs up the obvious weakness in the center of the wave.
Starts pretty easy then starts to get steep and increasingly burly.Hits a puzzling crux around the 5th bolt. Then steep stemming and jamming lead to the anchors.
8 bolts to open hooks
|Comments on Flaming Groovy
|By Anonymous Coward|
Oct 5, 2005
by the way, our fearless leader, jay smith perpetrated the first ascent of this route in the finest of style, ground up. like many of the routes in mcc, the route was previewed on the rappel, and then the leader began climbing. many thanks to jay for teaching many of us who cut our teeth putting up routes for instilling this finest of ethics upon many of us who climbed here.
|By OW Poser|
Jun 19, 2008
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b
Great rt. even better on gear.
|By Dan Phelps|
Nov 13, 2008
Quite possibly the hardest route in the history of hardest routes.