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Routes in The Creature Wall

Arachnid Traction T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arachnophobic Reaction T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Christine T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Cujo T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diamondback T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gob Hoblin T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jump Bat Crack T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Octo-Pussy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pet Cemetary T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shining, The T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Dave Szot, Tom Rosencrans, and Dennis Luther, 6/84
Page Views: 1,316 total, 11/month
Shared By: Chris Duca on Nov 9, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

What a route! From the inviting handcrack, to the rising traverse crux, to the spectacular finger crack above the imposing roof--Christine packs ALL of this into one long, and demanding pitch of climbing.

The route climbs the right-angling hand/fingercrack on the left side of the triangle face at the height of the climbers trail (Note: the climber can also start the route by climbing the easier handcrack that starts on the right side of the obvious triangle face), then breaks hard to the right at a pair of parallel cracks that angle up right to a steep roof. The traverse is the crux of the route, and it protects well, it just requires some patience.

After the crux, gain a rest in the corner before the roof. Pull the roof, then climb into the clean, lower-angled finger crack to the slung tree.

Location

At the height of the climbers trail (center of the cliff) is a hand crack. This is the start of both Christine and the route Hob Goblin.

Protection

A nice size rack up to #3 Camalot size, paying particular attention to tote along some extra green Camalots.

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Jim Lawyer

  5.10c
Jim Lawyer    
  5.10c
I got back on this over the summer and found it on the hard side of 5.10, perhaps more like 10c. And I agree that the crux protects really well. The only issue is the roof, which has big, easy holds, but consists of blocks that are a little scary; best to protect in the crack below and move quickly (and gingerly) over this without gear. The crack above protects really well too with #0.75-#1 Camalots. Dec 7, 2016