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The Ramp 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Shady mornings, afternoon sun
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Aug 31, 2008

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Double Trouble on the left, Ramp on the right.

Description 

Ho hum. Guidebook gives it 5.9, but it felt more like 5.7 to my partner and I. Worth doing once if in the neighborhood, but I won't be back. As a "5.7 handcrack", this is an excellent climb. As a "5.9 handcrack", it was a bit of a let down.

A long, right trending handcrack. Lots of face holds keep the difficulty in check.

Rap anchors are located to the North and are difficult to spot. They are on top of "This Spuds For You". Locate them before starting up the route as you can see them from the ground. A 70m rope JUST makes the ground.

Location 

Located on the Upper Creekside as can be easily identified as a long, right trending handcrack just right of two parallel cracks.

Protection 

Standard rack to #3 camalot.


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By Drederek
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A fun crack just slightly harder than double cracks left of it. With a 60m you could rap spuds to behind the flake and chimney your way out - if you like that kind of thing!
By Tom Fralich
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 22, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I agree that this one is 5.7.
By RKM
From: Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
Aug 11, 2016

After 48 years of climbing at City of Rocks, I had never been to Creekside to climb. Not sure why not, but now I wonder how I missed this little area. Great shade in the morning, no people around, good clean staging area, a very quick approach from Parking Lot Rock and a couple of fun trad routes.

Both routes are in the 5.8 range, total trad, build an anchor on top and rap from bolts 100' north on This Spuds for You anchors.

Placed more gear on The Ramp - so for some reason, it got my attention more than Double Trouble.

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