Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: Steve Hong
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Mar 27, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

This long corner gives you plenty of time to savor. The climb doesn't have many tough sections but it doesn't really let up either. Hong's distinctive anchors can be seen at the top of this pitch.

Location

This huge corner is hard to miss. It lies just to left of the Steve Caruthers Memorial route.

Protection

pro to #3 camalot but lots of extra in the .75 to #1 camalot sizes. Don't forget to bring two ropes on this one.

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camhead
Vandalia, Appalachia
camhead   Vandalia, Appalachia
This route was actually the site of the longest whip I've taken at the Creek. It was the end of the day, we had done all the .11s, as well as a couple runs on Sacred Cow, but there was still some daylight left. I decided to cool-down on Karin's Corner, since it was "only" a 5.10(+) in the guidebook.

Anyway, I immediately realized that it was going to be harder than expected. At the sustained, blank, ringlocking section about 3/4 the way up the route, I decided to run it out a little to save energy. About 20 feet above my gear, I placed another piece, pulled out a bunch of rope to clip, and then peeled off. It was probably a 50-footer or so. Scared the hell out of me.

For this reason, I am glad to see that grade for the route on here is .11-! I've gotten on it since the whip, and it still feels very hard, sustained, definitely more so than, say, Fatted Calf around the corner. Jun 3, 2009
slim

  5.11a
slim    
  5.11a
way harder than fatted for sure. it is kind of slippery, steep, sustained, and that annoying size between huge thumbstacking and tight hands. Jun 8, 2009
michalm
Boulder, CO
  5.11-
michalm   Boulder, CO
  5.11-
A bit sandy and soft at the top but very fun climbing. No harder than 11- if you lieback the off sizes. There are good feet most places you need them. Lots of .75s and 1s but save some .5s for up high. Oct 3, 2016