Sub Kreem

Route Name: Sub Kreem
Rock Formation: The Slab
Number of Bolts to be Placed: 8
Proposed Grade: 5.11


Route Description: 
Sub Kreem is on the west face of The Slab. It is a variation finish to the existing route Sooper Kreem. The proposed route will diverge from Sooper Kreem at the seventh bolt and climb an independent line well to the left of the Sooper Kreem crux. Using the Sooper Kreem start yields a route in the mid 5.11 range. An ideal and convenient warm up for Sooper Kreem. It will require 6 additional protection bolts and two bolt for an anchor.

Many climbers warm up on Sooper Kreem by climbing to the first crux and lowering from a single draw. Sub Kreem will provide a longer warm up that finishes at an anchor.

The City of Boulder OSMP requires a photocopy or diagram of the rock formation with the proposed route drawn in to be accompanied with the route description. 


Description of Neighboring/Existing Routes:
Sub Kreem is a variation to Sooper Kreem other routes include Pen 15, Super Kreme, Whipped Kreme, Rad Kreme, Undertow, Sweet Niblets, Hippopotamus, and Sick for Sleeping. Routes to the north include Trad Kreme, Whipping Post, Cookies and Kreme, Sookreem, Boys with Power Toys, Family Man, Shalosh, Film Noir, Nasty Boys, and Just Another Boys Climb. Routes further south, from left to right, include Pen 15, Super Kreme, Whipped Kreme, Rad Kreme, Undertow, Sweet Niblets, Hippopotamus, and Sick for Sleeping. Routes to the north include Trad Kreme, Whipping Post, Cookies and Kreme, Sookreem, Boys with Power Toys, Family Man, Shalosh, Film Noir, Nasty Boys, and Just Another Boys Climb.

The City of Boulder OSMP requires a description of existing routes on the same face of the rock formation, including the number of routes, route names, route grade, type [traditional or bolted], and approximate distance between routes, and a photocopy or diagram of the existing route(s).


Approach Description: 
The approach starts with the Fern Canyon Trail, heading towards Bear Peak.  Branch off on the climbing access trail a short distance beyond the Slab overlook area. Follow this trail up another 5 minutes to reach the north and west faces of the Slab, heading uphill (south) another 2 minutes to the base of the proposed route. The trail is solid, durable rock or compacted dirt all the way to the base of the climb.

The City of Boulder OSMP requires a description of the approach, including: approximate distance(s) from the designated trail system, existing “social” or undesignated trails leading to the climb, condition(s) of the trail(s), a description whether there is a durable surface, such as rock, and photographs of the approach.


Descent Description: 
The descent is a lower from a bolted anchor and via the approach trail.

The City of Boulder OSMP requires a description of the descent, if different from the approach, using the same evaluation criteria. 


Base Area Description:
The staging area is the same as the route Sooper Kreem, all bare rock and gravel soils.

The City of Boulder OSMP requires a description of the proposed route, including: existing levels of soil compaction, existence of a durable surface such as rock, existing soil erosion, and photographs of the area at the base of the climb.


Description of Route Evaluation Efforts: 
All reconnaissance work has been done  assessing the viability of the route.

Has the route been top roped? Is there loose rock?  Is it extremely overhanging?

The top of the route and the bottom of been climbed but the middle section of the route is too steep to top rope. The rock is solid and requires minimal cleaning.

The City of Boulder OSMP expects for the person(s) proposing the new route to to perform all reconnaissance work that can be reasonably done, short of placing any unapproved hardware.

2 replies
  1. Matt S
    Matt S says:

    Sure, why not? It may increase crowding here even more, but people can sort it out. Is there a possibility down the line for an indepedent, direct start, even if two pitches?

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  2. Mike Alkaitis
    Mike Alkaitis says:

    Would be great if there was a direct start as Sooper Kreem is the most popular route there. Either way seems like a nice addition.

    Reply

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