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Nightmare on Crude Street 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Steagall, Sandefur, Werner, & Sobocan - 1990
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 1, 2003

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One of the better climbs in the corridor - It's not loose like the guide indicates. This climbs the huge hueco system directly across from the Bon- climbs. Crux is a tough step right about halfway up.


A few bolts to a lower-off.

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Rock Climbing Photo: below the high, crimpy crux on Heavy Hitter
below the high, crimpy crux on Heavy Hitter
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a break
Taking a break
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at 'Nightmare on Crude Street.'
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at 'Nightmare on Crude Street.'

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By Ian Wolfe
From: Fayetteville, NC
Apr 1, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This climb is rated 5.10b in Roxanna's new looks like the bolt line was chopped and move a little left. The crux is currently about 4/5 the way up, at the top of the heucos, on a slightly overhung fingerlock. Super fun route, if you are in the Black Corridor, this one is a must do! Awesome kneebar move behind a large flake/heuco feature!
By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Apr 20, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I disagree with the newer rating. The moves off the crimps to pull the buldge near the top are .10d. In my opinion, the easy heucos up to that point aren't enough reason for the downgrade.
By Adam Stackhouse
Feb 23, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Fun, all positive route.
By Josh Audrey
Mar 6, 2007

i agree with matt. i was pretty pumped at the top so those crimps seem harder.
By scottydo
From: ventura, ca
Apr 11, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Just did this route back in March. Awesome route and crux is definitely 4/5 of the way up.
By Danny Meyers
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 16, 2009

We did this route recently (08/14/2009) and, since it has been re-bolted, you are now able to climb left of the original line and take advantage of a couple of serious "no hands" rests in the huecos that lead up to the the thin crux with the "slightly overhung fingerlock". I guess this is why the route has been given an easier grade and we felt that the 5.10b grade was spot on. You can still do the original direct finish by going up to the massive glue-in bolt, clipping it, and climbing directly past it.
By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Sep 12, 2009

As of Sept. 13, 2009, this route has seen some bolt replacement. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th bolts, which were spinners and had rusted, have been repleced with 1/2 x 6 in. bolts and FIXE hangers. The anchors, which were loose (one was stripped) and had chain links that were wearning thin due to excessive top-roping and lowering, have also been replaced. All hardware is courtesy of the A.R.I.
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Sep 17, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Oh shit! Thanks to Mike Moore and the ARI! Unless more of us get involved I think sport will become more dangerous than trad as many of our country's older lines are due for a renovation...
By dnoB ekiM
Sep 8, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This is mis-sorted it is two to the left of the Heavy Hitter...aka...just right of Friend. Bottom right from left to right (entrance) is Idiot Parade, Foe, Friend, Nightmare on Crude Street, Hips Don't Lie, Heavy Hitter, She's Deadly, M&M, Michael Angelo, Psychobilly, Burros Might Fly, Burros Don't Gamble, Adoption
By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Nov 24, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

What a blast climbing up those huge holds! The crux moves on smaller holds are a ton of fun as well. Great climb.
By Ben Broche
From: San Francisco, CA
Mar 11, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

So fun, jug haul to a pleasant technical crimp roof.
By Chase D
Jan 7, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I agree this route is 5.10d. Feels like 5.9 climbing up the huecos with a tough crux at the bulge near the top. iirc a high left foot will help get you over the bulge.
By Skyler B
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 5, 2016
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

In my opinion the perfect example of a climb for the 5.10 grade
By Andre H.
From: Boulder
Apr 5, 2016

Thank you, Mr. Bridwell, for chiming in with your seminal opinion on the rating of a rock climb. How could we ever forget about the "your rating" drop-down on a route. Expert opinions are the best ever.

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