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Transformer Corridor

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Chomping at the Bit T,S 
Dynamo Hum S 
Heat Wave T,S 
Just a Pretty Day T 
Live Wire T,S 
Mystery Bolter S 
Short Circuit T,S 
Vibrator T,S 

Transformer Corridor  

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A popular spot in the South Creek area, it has a concentration of mostly 5.10 routes on the west face of Transformer Rock. The east side of Bumblie Rock makes up the other side of this corridor. The Bumblie Rock side currently has just 2 routes while the Transformer Rock side has around 6.

Getting There 

Transformer Corridor is just downstream (east) of Bumblie Rock and can be reached by a trail on either side of Flaming Rock. The most direct trail to the area is to start at the Flaming Rock Trailhead and stay on the west side of Flaming Rock, cross the creek, veer right, and go downstream just past Bumblie Rock, then take a left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.9 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Transformer Corridor:
Mystery Bolter   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 150'   
Short Circuit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 75'   
Live Wire   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 75'   
Heat Wave   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Dynamo Hum   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Chomping at the Bit   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Vibrator   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Transformer Corridor
Notice the starting jug at the start.  This is the...

Short Circuit 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  ID : City of Rocks : Transformer Corridor
This line is only 5.10a after you reach the first jug. At 6'4", you can just make the first move static. After the first move, which is protected by a bolt, follow fun patina face climbing protected by finger sized cams. A couple bolts protect the middle section, but save a .75 camalot to protect the moves to the anchors. This would be a 4 star route, except for the height dependent first move....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 20, 2006
This area has a great selection of mixed routes in the 5.10 range. Only a light rack up to a #1 camalot is needed. The starts of the routes are normally the crux.
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