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Cry Baby

5.8+, Sport, 180 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 116 votes
FA: unknown
Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals


Do this in one pitch....
Climb Ginger snap to the shared anchor with Cinnamon Slab and keep going up. Veer left following a line of bolts up the arete to the top of the formation. Use longs slings on the last bolt of G. Snap, the anchor and the next couple bolts to avoid drag.
Super fun.
Rap Cinnamon Slab


draws and slings

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Kathryn near the top
[Hide Photo] Kathryn near the top
Ginger snap to cry babies
[Hide Photo] Ginger snap to cry babies
Looking up at the super exposed Cry Babies arete
[Hide Photo] Looking up at the super exposed Cry Babies arete
View down on Cry Babies
[Hide Photo] View down on Cry Babies
View from Cinnamon Slab belay looking up on Cry Babies
[Hide Photo] View from Cinnamon Slab belay looking up on Cry Babies
Great climb, great view!
[Hide Photo] Great climb, great view!

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Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
[Hide Comment] Bryson, could you be talking about Cinnamon Toast 5.7. I believe its listed in the Watts guide but has recently had a few more bolts added. Mar 27, 2006
Bryson Slothower
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] It's in the red adendem as Unknown and I think it goes left of Cinn. Toast but I'm not real familiar with that route. Apr 3, 2006
Bend, OR
[Hide Comment] I believe the upper section (5.9) is called Cry Babies, probably for the last couple of exposed moves out on the arete to finish - Fun route! May 24, 2006
Wolfgang Braun
Beavercreek, Oregon
[Hide Comment] Cinnamon toast goes up about 10 feet to the right of this route. Oct 13, 2008
Rod J.
Bend, OR
[Hide Comment] The actual name of this route is 'Cry Baby'. Jun 21, 2009
DJ Reyes
Northern Nevada
[Hide Comment] I loved this route. It's got fun and exposed moves but with enough holds to keep it on the fun side of the fun/hardwork dividing line. Jul 11, 2010
Nate Ball
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] If you head up/right of the last bolt, the moves are easier. I went left the first time and it was guh-narl-ee. Apr 15, 2012
[Hide Comment] Great view awaits on top.

You can rap the Cross Fire chain anchor with a 70 meter rope to descend to the base on Cinnamon Slab.

Jonathan Jun 29, 2012
Idaho Bob
McCall, ID
[Hide Comment] Big holds. Steep but easy for a 5.9. Sep 15, 2015
gblauer Blauer
Wayne, PA
[Hide Comment] Very fun airy climbing. well protected. Apr 17, 2017
Matt Haynes
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] Like others said, can rap with a 70m from the Cross Fire chains. Ends of rope will be about 5ft above the ground but rope will stretch during the rap Feb 12, 2018
Jackie Wang
Seattle, WA
[Hide Comment] Fun climb, needs to belay on top to clean and then rap on a different set of anchors. Be careful not to knock the loose rocks up top. Dec 12, 2018