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Routes in Purina Crags

Caucasian Corner T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chow Time T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crack or Lieback S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
El Caliente T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Existential Exit T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Glass Eye T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Harlequin T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Last Call T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Late for Dinner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Make mine a bold one T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
One Eye T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Orange Mustard T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ordinary Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ordinary Crack Varation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Staring at the Sun S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Surveillance of Assailants T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
just another sucker on the vine T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
poison ivy crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
small change T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 1,576 ft
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Shared By: geoff georges on Oct 12, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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This is a cluster of small cliffs on the approach to the better known Careno Crag. Mostly South and East facing routes in the lower Icicle Creek. They are mostly moderate single pitch trad routes, with some bolted routes.
This, Careno and crags east and below here are great early or late season because this area stays dryer and the snow melts sooner then up canyon. Also quite hot in the summer because it mostly faces south.
Has afternoon shade where facing east.

Getting There

Directly across the road ( north side)from the Snow Creek trailhead parking lot ( where you will need a NFS pass) but you can park along the road for free. The best trail starts at the dirt bike trials type trail yard.1/8 mile approach.About 2 hundred feet east of Leavenworth Water building on east end of parking lot.
There is a seep that is wet usually all year, the trail left goes up to Poison Ivy crack and planet of the eights.
The right branch heads up to Purina and Careno.

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The crags are basically located right above the dirt bike area. Copied from the Careno Crag approach info, which has a bit more detail:

"For the easiest approach from the Snow Lakes trailhead, hike back along the road for approximately 0.1 miles, looking for a driveway with a sign "Hikers and Climbers Enter at Your Own Risk". A previous approach on "public?" land seems to have been lost, and this driveway is now the easiest access to public land at the base of the cliff. Hike straight up the driveway to a retaining wall and look for a trail heading up and right to the crags above." Oct 20, 2014

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