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Rock Climbing Photo: Hmm! Fresh meat!, 5.10a, Lost Creek  Photo my Mike...
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By slim
Sep 29, 2009
Ken, what size is the crack. It looks like it gets pretty wide. I'd like to check it out.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 29, 2009
It's wide at what looks like the third pitch that's for certain.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Sep 30, 2009

I can't get enough of this route and got another look today with Ryan Sprackling of Golden leading everything.

We only brought a double set of camalots, #2 to #6. For me to lead Hmm! Fresh meat!, I'd want: two #2, #3, #4 and three each of the #5 & #6 camalots. We also added more fat(heavy)chain and rapid links to the three rap stations. Bring a 70 meter rope.

In the photo, Tom Carr has just finished leading pitch three and he is anchored to a single 3/8" bolt and a #6 camalot. We could see the FA's last bolt above. Crusher told me later the rock above was too soft for a good anchor and the climbing no where near as good. Tom and I called it quits at the high point of the good steep rock. We backed up the single bolt with a hand drilled 1/2" powers bolt and took our #6 home.

Climbing pitch three last weekend, Ryan and I used the new station to lower off, belaying from the more comfortable stance atop pitch two.

The pitch one belay ledge is under some loose/important holds on pitch two. Because the left wall overhangs, a natural anchor in the corner, six feet left of the bolts and belay ledge, could be used as temporary shelter.

My partners suggest strongly that I not publish a map. They are all much better than me and I want more free rides up this intimidating crack. Sorry!
By slim
Sep 30, 2009
Man, I'm chomping at the bit to get on this sucker. Thanks for the info, Ken!
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Hmm! Fresh meat!, 5.10a, Lost Creek
Photo my Mike Carr.
July 15, 2009

FA Crusher Bartlett and Strappo Huges, 1991

(all dates approximate)

In this photo, Tom Carr is belaying KT up pitch three.

Submitted By: Ken Trout on Sep 28, 2009
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