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Cruisemaster Direct

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Long Wall

Treasures in Heaven

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Cruise Control 5.9+ (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Dave Veldhaus in 1986
Length: 90ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This crack system is located on the face left of Cruisemaster.
For the most part this is a face climb.
Descent: Rap from tree-double ropes required
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Anonymous said on January 16th, 2003
this is a very sandbagged route,feels more like 10b does anybody agree
ray said on March 19th, 2003
I think the grade is right on.
haas said on June 15th, 2005
I also thought the grade was right on
Jeff said on December 10th, 2005
I got a big old meat grinder on this route when I wuz a gumby
Huggybone said on November 19th, 2006
I think this rout e is awesome, I need to do it again.
Myke Dronez said on August 11th, 2008
Maybe I'm retarded but I climbed crack all the way to the anchors. Bring slings o' plenty.
discoweasel said on April 6th, 2015
This route would really benefit from a pair of bolts for the belay. The final topout looked mossy, covered in thorny bushes and dead branches, and slabby with no pro, and the "tree" that past parties had rapped from was a half-dead rhododendron! We backed it up with two other weak-looking trees for the rap, but it was not so cool. A generous soul with a bolt kit could turn this into a great line with a couple of bolts on the big face at the upper ledge would make both belaying and rapping a whole lot safer. Until then, climb at your own risk! Route was fun, and although the upper section was very wet from seepage, it wasn't bad because the flake stays dry. A rap station is all this needs!
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2019
Really cool route, be aware there are 2 mini fridge sized boulders on the route that look like they could come out with some pulling. We redid the anchors with a red cordlettle off a tree. Sweet climb minus the anchor situation