James Pearson has shared with us a fun film of him trying the route 'Carbondale Short Bus' in Indian Creek. The route was first climbed by Hayden Kennedy in 2012, but became a well known project after Nick Martino tried the route in the film 'First Ascent.' The route is around F8b+ and features a wild move on spectacular sandstone, as you will see in the film.
Speaking about the route, James said: "I've know about the Carbondale Short bus from way back when Nick Martino tried it as a project in 'First ascent'. The final dyno for the route looked incredible, and in addition to that, it seemed to have a bit of everything: run out spice, technical like a grit route, and full of other weird things like knee bars, jamming and splits.
That was 10 years ago, and a lot has happened since then, but the route still looked as awesome as ever. Finally I got my chance to take a look at it, and its safe to say it didn't disappoint! On Paper, this is Indian Creeks 'hardest route' but what does that even mean? Perhaps it's like Caroline says and "nobody gives a shit."
Here's a short video of Nick Martino attempting the route:
Indian Creek is a popular and well known sandstone crack climbing area in Southeast Utah, USA.
- You can read more about Indian Creek in this UKC Destination Article.