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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.

Getting There Suggest change

Across the road (north side) from the Snow Creek trailhead parking lot (where you'll need a NFS pass), walk 500 feet Northeast until you reach a wide open lot with a few buildings and a white sign on a boulder indicating "Careno Crag". You can park along the road for free. The trail on the far side of the open lot is about 200 feet east of the Leavenworth Water building on east end of parking lot. The trail is loose sandy material with rock bits so be careful of your footing on the way up.

There is a seep that is wet usually all year. Once up the hill a bit, the trail left goes up to Poison Ivy crack and Planet of the Eights. The right branch of the trail heads up to Purina and Careno. Purina can be easily marked by the very large roof marking "Ride of the Valkyries". You must continue walking up the hill and right to get to Careno Crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Purina and Careno Area

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
El Caliente
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Careno Corners
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Poison Ivy Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 28
Glass Eye
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Exotic Dancer
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Cool Struttin'
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Heave Ho
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 26
Pocketmeister
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
Regular Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
A Swingin' Affair
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Bale/Kramar route
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Pumpline
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 6
MJB Arete
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Corina Corner
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 5
Black Power
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Caliente Purina Crags
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Careno Corners Careno Crag
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Poison Ivy Crack Purina Crags
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Glass Eye Purina Crags
 28
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Exotic Dancer Careno Crag
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cool Struttin' Careno Crag
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Heave Ho Careno Crag
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Pocketmeister Careno Crag
 26
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Regular Route Careno Crag
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
A Swingin' Affair Careno Crag
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bale/Kramar route Careno Crag
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Pumpline Careno Crag
 35
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
MJB Arete Careno Crag
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Corina Corner Careno Crag
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Black Power Black Power
 5
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
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