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Routes in Creekside

Corner Kick T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dire straights T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Double Trouble T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elfworks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Moderna Zeiten T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nairobi S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pogemahone S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ramp, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sail Bait S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Smucker's Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tenshun T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Totally Clips S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Aug 31, 2008
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Description

Ho hum. Guidebook gives it 5.9, but it felt more like 5.7 to my partner and I. Worth doing once if in the neighborhood, but I won't be back. As a "5.7 handcrack", this is an excellent climb. As a "5.9 handcrack", it was a bit of a let down.

A long, right trending handcrack. Lots of face holds keep the difficulty in check.

Rap anchors are located to the North and are difficult to spot. They are on top of "This Spuds For You". Locate them before starting up the route as you can see them from the ground. A 70m rope JUST makes the ground.

Location

Located on the Upper Creekside as can be easily identified as a long, right trending handcrack just right of two parallel cracks.

Protection

Standard rack to #3 camalot.

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RKM
Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
 
RKM   Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
 
After 48 years of climbing at City of Rocks, I had never been to Creekside to climb. Not sure why not, but now I wonder how I missed this little area. Great shade in the morning, no people around, good clean staging area, a very quick approach from Parking Lot Rock and a couple of fun trad routes.

Both routes are in the 5.8 range, total trad, build an anchor on top and rap from bolts 100' north on This Spuds for You anchors.

Placed more gear on The Ramp - so for some reason, it got my attention more than Double Trouble. Aug 11, 2016
Tom Fralich
Fort Collins, CO
  5.7
Tom Fralich   Fort Collins, CO
  5.7
I agree that this one is 5.7. Jun 22, 2012
Drederek
  5.8
Drederek  
  5.8
A fun crack just slightly harder than double cracks left of it. With a 60m you could rap spuds to behind the flake and chimney your way out - if you like that kind of thing! Sep 19, 2011