Another New Route in Canyon Creek

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Location: Right of the Moose Patch area, this route forms the 2nd pitch of an existing bolted line 15m. right of "A Moose Once Bit My Sister", or it can be combined with the 1st pitch of that route (as an alternate finish), or it can be accessed by scrambling up the the middle ledge via easy steps 40m. right.
Name: Moose Bites Can Be Nasty
Length: 40m. Grade: 5.10b/c
Description: Start on the middle ledge at a 2 bolts/large quicklinks anchor. Climb up to a bolt below a steep left-facing corner system. Climb the corner (gear, pins, 1 bolt) to its top. This section requires "the limestone touch". Then, step left to another bolt and better quality rock. Angle slightly right to a ledge with a small tree. Climb up behind the tree to the top of the crag. Large tree belay.
Take a small selection of cams (#'s 1, 2 and 3 especially).
Descent: Walk off to the right (facing in) and scramble down to the middle ledge. Then, rappel off the 2 bolts/large quicklinks anchor.

Allan Derbyshire and Dennis Kok
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July, 2016
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