Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: D. Montgomery/ M. Sheridan, 9-26-09
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Shared By: Monty on Sep 26, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The Skinny!

This route is a new addition on the left side of Creekside. It makes for a good warm up before hopping on Brennivin, or a fun finish to a day at Guppy and Fish and Chips. It's a fun, techy 10d on good rock.

Start just left of the first pitch of the Brennivin. Follow solid black rock right for 2 bolts, step left, crimp over a small bulge, rest, then angle right on solid black rock on some small crimpers (crux) to great jugs to the anchor.

As of now, it's not a bad idea for the belayer to wear a helmet (some small flakes here and there), but it will clean up very nice with traffic.


This is just left of the first pitch of Brennivin. Approach via Shenanigans, or wade across the creek in low water.


7 bolts + 2 bolt anchor.


Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
KILLER, man! Good work! Sep 28, 2009
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Thanks Darren, I wanted to call this Rumplemintz to keep the theme of the wall goin' (I hate Rumplemintz).

Mike and I changed our minds about the name when I trundled a large death block after making sure nothing would get hit. Just my luck it hit my hammer, the force ripped off my gear loop, which my drill and hammer were attached to, and sent both flying for about 60' to be caught in a bush virtually unharmed. So, even though this route is called Rumplemintz... to us it will always be known as Drillin' the Bush. Sep 29, 2009
Derek Lawrence   Bailey
Good job on the route, D! Glad your drill made it! That's a reason I always clip mine to my belay loop on a long leash - just in case.... Sep 29, 2009
mike sheridan
mike sheridan   Golden
Bosch Out Below! Oct 6, 2009
rob bauer
Golden, CO
rob bauer   Golden, CO
Gorgeous day today, and we climbed all 3 pitches shown in the detail photo, right, middle and left (red, yellow & green). Rumplemintz, was the hardest; probably 5.10c/d. I broke off a lot of friable edges, but it will clean up nicely. The middle (regular approach to Brennivin) was psychologically the hardest for me, but I'd agree with the 5.10 b/c rating. The right most variation was the easiest (and delightful!) and struck us both as about 5.10a on that great black rock. (Qualifications: I figure I'm a good 5.10 climber and am 5'8". My partner is 5'3"?) Anyhow, 3 very good pitches: go do them! (We had 11 QD's with us, which was plenty, plus anchors, but I didn't count which ones took what.) Oct 18, 2009