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Where's Carruthers? 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: claytown on Mar 31, 2008

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stemming rest near the top of where's caruthers

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 MORE INFO >>>


R-facing corner goes hands to wide hands. Bouldery start to gain face feet. opens up to #3 camalot or 3.5 friend for the rest of the route. Good stemming and crack feet though. Really good route!


just left of scarface in r-facing dihedral with bouldery start to a ledge.


book says 2x2, 2x2.5, 2x3, 3x3.5 (friends). Agree it's mainly #3 camalots up higher to the anchor. I took a 4 and never placed it. 3.5 camalot barely fit.

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Rock Climbing Photo: first route (TR) in the creek!
first route (TR) in the creek!
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By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Apr 4, 2008

Good route but by no means does it deserve 4-stars. Surrounded by routes like Scarface, Black Uhruhu, Desert Vuarnet, Desert Shield, etc. 2.5 stars maximum.
By Matt Lisenby
Sep 12, 2008
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Check out the extended version of WC. Continue past the anchors into a chimney capped by a bombay 7 incher, then to more straightforward OW and finally to overhanging fists. It probably checks in around 11+. You can see the bombay in the picture. . .
By Martin Harris
Apr 21, 2012

The start is a bit awkward and hard but just comit to the thin hands for a move or two hit the jug and it's over. I did get a 4 in about 8-10 feet below the anchor
By Likeasummerthursday
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 1, 2015
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

3.5 was great as the last two pieces.
By Mark van Eijk
Mar 23, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Didn't love it. Started on ringlocks in an awkward flare and ended with rattly cups in an awkward flare. The acute angle of the sides channeled the rope straight into the crack, requiring constant management. All these things can be overcome, but didn't make for very enjoyable climbing.
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Mar 29, 2016
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I really liked this route. I think I placed a .75 and two #1 c4 at bottom, maybe a #2 also? Rest of he route takes #3s and also placed an older 3.5 c4 and also a #4 up top before the anchors

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