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The Love Shack

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Purple Valley

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Flaring Crack 5.7 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Unknown
Length: 30ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the short left-facing crack just left of The Love Shack.
Moves: Fingers
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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3.17 stars (23 votes)
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5.7 (20 votes)

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Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Wicked Tribe said on September 11th, 2003
I really enjoy this route. It climbs really well...and flares to the inside.
michaelarmand said on November 5th, 2007
Short, but really nice....
rjackson said on November 18th, 2007
Seemed longer than 30 feet. Ton of fun; be careful of the scrambling and dead trees to get to it.
Myke Dronez said on November 10th, 2008
This would be a stellar climb for a beginning leader- clean falls and great gear opportunities all the way up. All of the above ^
Ascentionist said on November 10th, 2008
Just make sure to put long-ish runners so the cams don't walk deep into the crack and open up, making them nigh impossible to retrieve. Believe me, it can happen.
pawilkes said on June 15th, 2009
this a really nice 5.7. nothing too hard, great gear (lots of C3s and nuts) and has a nice little top out. i didn't notice the flaring-nes though
gritstone said on November 17th, 2013
Great little route that eats nuts! I found the placements a little tricky about two thirds of the way up (hence the name) but if you have a small cam/tricam it should be easy to protect. The route has bolted anchors at the ledge (out of sight).