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"Unnamed 5.11" - OW right of Anunnaki pillar T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
90 proof T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Annunaki T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Backside Luge T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Baroque T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beer Run T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Bow Flex T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Brodie Machine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Casey's Route T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Charlie's Pillar T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Charlie's Pillar Direct Start T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chick Flick T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Choss Eliminate T,TR 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Ditch 'em T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Double Bock T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Gunning For Gonzo T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hayutake T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Hefe Weissen T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jews On Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Jive Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kitchen Sink T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Lady Pillar T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Long Island Iced Ted T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Miller Genuine Draft T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mudslide T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Neat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Optimator T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Pat's Blue Ribbon T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Ram Implosion Wing T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Road Soda T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sardikar T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Season of the Worm, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Soul Fire T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
St. Pauli Girl T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Two Scoops T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unknown T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Unnamed 11+ T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Scott Carson, 1995
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Shared By: Steven Lucarelli on Oct 21, 2009
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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

The crux of Double Bock is short but fierce. Gently overhanging .5 fingers to .75 ringlocks (Camalots) is what you can expect at the crux. But the climbing eases up to 5.9 hands after that making this a reasonable 5.12 for the Creek. If it wasn't for the soft and slightly loose rock at the top of the route this would be a four star classic for sure.

The new guide book topo (2009) shows climbing a crack to the left of the main crack and then traversing into the main crack. This seems like an error to me since the left crack is tips and it is relatively easy to get to the main crack from the top of the slab.

Location

This route is located on the far right side of the wall just left of "Huffe-Wiesse". Follow the trail right about 100m past the "Optimator" until you get to a grassy section. In the Grassy area the trail makes a 180 degree u-turn back left and up onto a ledge. Follow the ledge for about 50m or so and look for a splitter finger crack up above an easy slab/corner.

Protection

.4 to 2 Camalots.

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Michael Pang
  5.12
Michael Pang  
  5.12
Fun route. Maybe 15-20 feet of hard climbing, then the rest is easy. The traverse protects with a .3 Camalot. The top is blocky and weird. Save a #1 or a .75 Camalot to protect the exit move to the anchor.

Well worth the long walk to the far side of Optimator Wall. Apr 11, 2012
JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
JamesLucas Lucas   Boulder, CO
Instead of bringing 2 .5 camalots, just turn into an Asian Ninja doctor named Michael Pang- you're way more likely to send. Apr 17, 2012
Michael Pang
  5.12
Michael Pang  
  5.12
Something like that. Apr 18, 2012
blue ribbon
Indian Creek, UT
  5.12-
blue ribbon   Indian Creek, UT
  5.12-
Sickness! Short and stout crux so just place some high shit and fire it up! My prefered rack in Camalots is: 0.3, 0.4, (3x) 0.5, (2x) 0.75, (2x) 2. Nov 21, 2014

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