Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
Aggro Gully
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aggro Monkey 
Burl Master, The 
Disposable Heros 
Highway to Hell 
Kill My Hate 
Lucky Pigeon 
Majestic Pigeon 
Mama Daucus 
Monkey Boy 
Planet Mechanic 
Pouch Whisker 
Quickening, The 
Scene of the Crime 
Scrotal Avenger 
Seasonal Effectiveness Disorder 
Skinny Sweaty Man 
Soul Crusher 
Up for Grabs 
White Wedding 

Soul Crusher 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
Page Views: 296
Submitted By: CritConrad on Oct 21, 2013
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Leaving the crack and heading out onto the face
Seasonal Raptor Closure 2012 MORE INFO >>>


This is the route just a few feet to the right of Toxic. 3 bolts of easy climbing eventually force you onto jugs on the face where you clip the fourth bolt and are then met with a very well-protected, straightforward, and difficult crux.

A few huge cranks on pockets lead to the next bolt and then finish up on some edges and crimps to the anchor. The top looks relatively bare from the ground, but there are more than enough holds to get you through.

The climbing is very unsustained and the crux is quite short-lived. I didn't find it to be very pumpy, but in my experience, the move was fairly low percentage.

It is quite close to Toxic and I even ended up using one of the same holds, but IMO this didn't seem overly contrived and I didn't feel like it detracted from the route.



Comments on Soul Crusher Add Comment
Show which comments
By CritConrad
From: Bend, OR
Oct 21, 2013

I'd be curious to see what some other people think of the grade of this thing. Its seemed very much a one move wonder and I think my ape index played into it feeling easier.

By Ryan Palo
From: Bend, oregon
Nov 5, 2013

There's a somewhat contrived method of avoiding all of the holds on Toxic. I felt that was inline with the other 12+s in the area. If you use the shared jug in the crux section, it's significantly easier. Another fun link is to join the bottom of Soul Crusher, avoid the crux of Toxic, climb Toxic around the crux of SC, and summit on SC.