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Areas in Purina and Careno Area

Big Ben Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Black Power 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Careno Crag 15 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Purina Crags 17 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Elevation: 2,067 ft
GPS: 47.549, -120.705 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on Aug 22, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball
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Description

This area includes a cluster of small cliffs known as Purina and Black Power, and further up the hill is Careno Crag.

Most routes face south and east. They are mostly moderate single pitch trad routes, with some bolted routes.

They are great in the early or late season because this area stays dryer and the snow melts sooner than further up canyon. But quite hot in the summer because they mostly face south.
Has afternoon shade where facing east.
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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 dirtbike-trials-type trail, about 200 feet east of the 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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Classic Climbing Routes at Purina and Careno Area

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Make mine a bold one
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
just another sucker on the vine
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
El Caliente
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Glass Eye
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
poison ivy crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Careno Corners
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Exotic Dancer
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cool Struttin'
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Heave Ho
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pocketmeister
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Regular Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
A Swingin' Affair
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bale/Kramar route
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pumpline
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
An Exotic Affair
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Make mine a bold one Purina Crags 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
just another sucker on the… Purina Crags 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
El Caliente Purina Crags 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Glass Eye Purina Crags 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
poison ivy crack Purina Crags 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Careno Corners Careno Crag 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Exotic Dancer Careno Crag 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cool Struttin' Careno Crag 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Heave Ho Careno Crag 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Pocketmeister Careno Crag 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Regular Route Careno Crag 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
A Swingin' Affair Careno Crag 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bale/Kramar route Careno Crag 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Pumpline Careno Crag 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
An Exotic Affair Careno Crag 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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