|Type:||Trad, 12 pitches, 1700', Grade V|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]|
|FA:||Layton Kor and Larry Dalke|
|Submitted By:||Jim Amidon on May 31, 2003|
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By Olaf Mitchell
From: Paia, Maui, Hi,
Mar 31, 2007
If you venture on the Cruise you will compare every climb in your portfolio to it.
It will allow you to utilize all those hard learned lessons stored in your rockcraft quiver and allow you to create others.
If you are willing to accept the level of commitment that it takes to do a climb of this caliber you will be rewarded with an amazing level of confidence that will allow you passage further along in the game.
Remember: It's Always Desperate In The Black!
I am not saying that after "The Black" everything is easy, but many ventures may seem pale in its shadow.
As a veteran of a number of routes in this magnificent gorge, I have my fondest memories of this particular sequence of pitches.
It's a clean line.
I have enjoyed this route with: Maurice,Bill, Annette, Noel, Tom, Rusty, Ken, and Buc.
By Aaron Martinuzzi
May 10, 2010
This climb is a lot of fun, and, as mentioned, is a reasonable way to pass parties on the Scenic Cruise. My partner and I headed out with that climb in mind, but ended up being the fourth party to start the route; heading up The Cruise put us in 2nd.
That said, given that we had racked for the Scenic, our biggest piece was a new #4 Camalot. I was sort of dreading the OW pitch, but it ended up protecting pretty reasonably; I placed two #2 and #3 Camalots in the meat of the OW without much difficulty and used the #4 near the end. The crack is clean and enjoyable OWing - nice chicken wings and knee locks with the occasional face hold to aid your progress.
I felt the pitch above, described here as a 10+ stemming and lie-backing corner, was undeniably the crux of the route. It's steep to start, and mostly thin with some good holds, and once the angle kicks back a bit the climbing gets even thinner. The pitch is pretty much without rests, making protection hard-earned. For what it's worth, this pitch felt touger than some 11a's I've been on. If you get through this pitch without much trouble you should have no problem with the overhanging corner pitch above - it's loaded with jugs.
From: Petaluma California
Jun 4, 2010
Finally did this after being on the Scenic cruise 3 times. The cruise is better if you don't mind a bit of OW. It is friendly OW with some holds.
I found the 10+ stemming crux about what I expected. Technical and not too strenuous.
By Rob DeZonia
Sep 2, 2011
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
|I love the cruise! This was my first route in the Black and I've been obsessed ever since. The 5.10- OW isn't half as bad as I expected after climbing some of Dunn's other wide classics and is one of my favorite pitches. The corner above the OW is by far the technical crux of the route.|
By Chas Robles
From: Durango, CO
Oct 25, 2015
|My partner and I had to bail the Scenic Cruise via the Cruise today due to a pretty serious injury. He setup and left gear at 3-4 rappels. Please PM me if you grab this. Will pay for shipping and send good beer and vibes your way. Everyone is ok, just a little bruised and broken. Thanks!|