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Adventures of Nad and Huck, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ain't My First Rodeo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Brain Bucket S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Critical Mass S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Crossing, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Danny Likes Men S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Demolition Derby S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dwarf Toss S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
El Torito S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Freeloader S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Mr. Clean S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
No Climb For Old Men S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Pregnant Pause S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tony's Route S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: C Snyder, JBaker, July 2006
Page Views: 1,168 total · 11/month
Shared By: jbak . on Apr 25, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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This route was super-chossy at the bottom. Cres pounded off a couple of hundred pounds of crap and I did some reinforcing, and now it's a lot of fun. Still gravelly, but getting better.

Bolts are close together so you don't pay too high a price if something breaks while clipping.

Nice air for such a short route.


The right-most route in the cave.




Joe Kreidel
San Antonio, TX
Joe Kreidel   San Antonio, TX
The bottom is pretty chossy, but once you get onto the main face, the climbing is excellent. Very fun route! May 5, 2010
The upper moves are indeed awesome on this climb. To say the bottom is chossy is a bit of an understatement - it's like climbing on a pile of barely consolidated gravel. Overall though it's a fun climb that is certainly worth doing. May 8, 2010
jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
You're right Eric... but man you shoulda seen it before Cres removed about 300 lbs of really scary stuff.

When I first looked at it I thought "no way" -- and you know that I LIKE choss. Then EFR said "if you don't bolt it, I will", so I reconsidered. May 8, 2010
Hah Hah. You know us conceited Canadians just like to complain about the choss down here, because all we have in Canada is bullet hard granite. Fun line, it certainly improved my graveling, errrr, groveling skills. May 8, 2010
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
The bottom of this route seems to have cleaned up a good bit. I enjoyed it. Calling it anywhere in the 12 range is a S T R E T C H for Mt. Lemmon. May 1, 2013
jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
Apparently it's a bit easier if you stay left at the crux. I don't know, I went straight up. Mar 13, 2015
Bryanz   Arizona
While the bottom is not the most attractive the Crux moves to the finish were fun! Jun 16, 2018

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