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El Caliente T 
Caucasian Corner T 
Chow Time T 
Crack or Lieback S 
Existential Exit T 
Glass Eye T 
Harlequin T,S 
just another sucker on the vine T,S 
Last Call T 
Late for Dinner T 
Make mine a bold one T 
One Eye T,S 
Orange Mustard T 
Ordinary Crack T 
Ordinary Crack Varation T 
poison ivy crack T 
small change T 
Surveillance of Assailants T 
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Purina Crags Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: geoff georges on Oct 12, 2013

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This is a cluster of small cliffs on the approach to the better known Careno Crag. Mostly South and East facing routes in the lower Icicle Creek. They are mostly moderate single pitch trad routes, with some bolted routes.
This, Careno and crags east and below here are great early or late season because this area stays dryer and the snow melts sooner then up canyon. Also quite hot in the summer because it mostly faces south.
Has afternoon shade where facing east.

Getting There 

Directly across the road ( north side)from the Snow Creek trailhead parking lot ( where you will need a NFS pass) but you can park along the road for free. The best trail starts at the dirt bike trials type trail yard.1/8 mile approach.About 2 hundred feet east of Leavenworth Water building on east end of parking lot.
There is a seep that is wet usually all year, the trail left goes up to Poison Ivy crack and planet of the eights.
The right branch heads up to Purina and Careno.

Climbing Season

For the Purina and Careno Area area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Purina Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Purina Crags:
El Caliente   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
just another sucker on the vine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Make mine a bold one   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Surveillance of Assailants   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Ordinary Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   
Glass Eye   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
poison ivy crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Existential Exit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
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By Jennifer L
Oct 20, 2014
The crags are basically located right above the dirt bike area. Copied from the Careno Crag approach info, which has a bit more detail:

"For the easiest approach from the Snow Lakes trailhead, hike back along the road for approximately 0.1 miles, looking for a driveway with a sign "Hikers and Climbers Enter at Your Own Risk". A previous approach on "public?" land seems to have been lost, and this driveway is now the easiest access to public land at the base of the cliff. Hike straight up the driveway to a retaining wall and look for a trail heading up and right to the crags above."

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