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Heavy Flow

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Secret Garden

Unnamed Crack

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Dirty Little Secret 5.8+ (Trad) **

First Ascent: Scott Curran in 2014
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Begin in the jumbly dihedral to reach the arching finger crack high on the face. Heed the name.
Moves: Balancy
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: michaelarmand
Date: Jun 4th, 2018

Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Aug 19th, 2014


Cromper said on August 19th, 2014
Heads up section off the ground, pretty damn dirty up top, would be good if someone wanted to spend some time cleaning.
Cromper said on April 23rd, 2015
Worth the time to top rope off the anchors of heavy flow. Do it for the points ;)
PatrickBecerra said on March 31st, 2016
Does anyone know if the hand crack to the chimney just behind this line has been climbed yet? Last weekend my partner and I climbed the chimney up to a dead tree, then traversed out left on face holds over to the hueco on Dirty Little Secret and followed that to the anchors. I don't want to take credit for an FA if I wasn't the first to climb it.
Anonymous said on March 31st, 2016
Don't think so, but you should try to get that tree out of there to make this a good route
PatrickBecerra said on March 31st, 2016
I thought about going back with a shovel and rapping in to clean out the rest of the chimney, wasn't sure if that tree would come out. Above that is just a ramp of loose mud, not sure how deep the crack goes. Sounds like a project though!!
Anonymous said on March 31st, 2016
Well cool that you found a way around that crap. Always looked like a good line otherwise... how's the face climbing part?
Cromper said on April 1st, 2016
To my knowledge you did the FA. Still a good amount of dirty cracks here to free still.
dustonian said on April 1st, 2016
I can't believe I didn't toprope DLS when I had the opportunity!!!!
Anonymous said on April 1st, 2016
Face climbing was easy 5.8 on good iron ledges. I slung the dead tree and traversed over to the hueco on DLS without any other pro and felt fine.
Chiyram said on April 9th, 2017
Pretty fun, could use some climbing still. The start could be tricky for some, but after, it's 5.6 face climbing to the top.
Chiyram said on April 9th, 2017
Could use some cleaning, not climbing....maybe both.
michaelarmand said on June 4th, 2018
Yeah lots of choss on this one. I guess worth doing if you brought the rack.