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

Break the Edge

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Curiosity 5.8 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Chuck Keller, Steve Faulkner in 1991
Length: 40ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Facing the Island, turn right and bushwack across the drainage to the next prominent buttress (500') Hike up a breakdown between the main wall and the aforementioned buttress to find this handcrack on your right.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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ray said on January 13th, 2003
Many people have not had success in finding this route. Good luck trying.
Jerry Bargo said on March 8th, 2003
Took me three tries and a conversation with Jonny to find this one. Short but sweet route.
ynot said on June 6th, 2006
Ha! I went right to it! Starting at the main butress walk right along the Slimy Creatures wall to the walkup, keeping the same elevation, and across to the other wall and keep going. Theres a couple things that sort of fit the description. Walk on by them untill you see a big pile of boulders at the base of the wall. Scramble over them and stay close to the wall and aim for the saddle you see in front of you. Theres a great view from atop the boulders in the saddle and Curiousity is on the right wall. Sweet sweet handcrack in a beautiful place. Worth the hike and the hike is a bit long but nice without rhodos.
Willy said on April 16th, 2012
Good route with a killer view at the top. No trail leading up to it whatsoever be prepared to bushwhack. Was not able to find the next three routes however
CheeseGrater said on November 4th, 2014
This route is great. Short, but sweet. Plus the 360 view from the top is a huge plus. If you follow the directions below it is fairly easy to find.