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Over Easy

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Indian Creek Crag


3 votes

Jim's Dihedral 5.10a (Trad) *****

First Ascent: Jim Bailey and many others in 1988
Length: 100ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Just left of Over Easyis a beautiful, long, intimidating dihedral. Claw through the dirty and wide start to reach the clean hand crack. Pump out the remainder of the way and don't lose it at the awkward finish. Rappel from a tree to descend
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree-60m rope required
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
beautiful (2) hands (2) classic (2) dihedral (2) pumpy (1) vertical (1) long (1) fun (1)
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4.33 stars (36 votes)
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5.10a (22 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Oct 1st, 2012

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Oct 1st, 2012

Submitted by: ahab
Date: Oct 16th, 2010

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Wes said on January 21st, 2003
Bottom can stay wet for a while. Top is crux, but you can get pretty good rests most of the way, Wes
climbhigh said on June 8th, 2006
does it really get any better at 10a ?
TIT said on May 19th, 2008
best 10 i have climbed at the red! sustained! awesome from top to bottom
Myke Dronez said on August 24th, 2008
Great stances all the way with 10a climbing in between.
ahab said on October 16th, 2010
photo courtesy of Jay Weekly.
cliftongifford said on March 9th, 2011
climbs better than it looks, really nice.
caribe said on August 30th, 2011
This has to be one of the most enjoyable cracks that I have done in the RRG!! This one alone is worth the hike.
dustonian said on August 30th, 2011
Agreed...five stars all the way
kman154 said on January 20th, 2013
This was a SWEET route. Loved the length. Very chill climbing. The last 20 feet were soaked so the chill when away a little at the end but it was still great. Definitely five star route.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2013
This was worth the hike in to IC crag. Our 60 m rope touched the ground with rope stretch but you don't want to rap with anything less. Also, belay from the top is the most natural. Seeped a little at the top even with days of dryness.
halg said on May 25th, 2016
This thing climbs so good.
milllsyman said on October 4th, 2016
On October 1st, my party and I removed a tree that had been plaguing this 5-star route for ~3 years. Jimmys is open for sending again boys/gals! Yes I'm a scrub filmed it vertically...
taurusclimber said on November 7th, 2016
The moves are great. The feet are great. The jams are great. Stunning climb, and definitely worth the trip. Takes everything from BD .3 to 6, and up to five 1's and five 2's, depending on how you space your gear and where you place.