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Ghostbumps 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Herb Laeger & Mark Krebs (and his colossal dog-wolf from Alaska)
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 19, 2006  with updates from Mark Krebs

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BETA PHOTO: Approximate line of Ghostbumps first two pitches.

Description 

The first pitch ends at a 2-bolt anchor (110 ft), Second pitch climbs diagonally up and right on face holds to a big ledge with another 2-bolt rap anchor is (100 ft). Rappel from this anchor diagonally left to first pitch anchors. Two 50 meter ropes were used during first assent. Original rating is 5.10b.

There is an unfinished extension that continues to the top, from the P2 anchor of Ghostbumps.

Protection 

Mostly bolts. A light rack.


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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jun 1, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

We did P1 and P2 and they were thoughtful and fun. Well protected for someone comfortable at 5.9+/5.10- face climbing. You'll want a standard rack for the first part of P1. P2 looks run out from the belay, but there are plenty of good holds between bolts.

If you only do P1 and P2, the grade checks in at 5.9+/10-. The last pitch is unfinished, and per Josh's description above seems like hard slab climbing.

A 60m rope gets you down in two raps, provided you stop atop the ramp system on the last rap and scramble down.

This is a fun climb to do, particularly if the weather is threatening or you are short on time.
By Murf
Jul 19, 2010

My typo on the location of Flying Warlocks in relation to Ghostbumps ( a left/right issue) has been corrected, thanks John.

Also, Josh/Admin's, does it make sense that a route should have a 5.11 rating for an unfinished extension? The climbable pitches are about 5.10a.
By Kris Solem
From: Monrovia, CA
Jul 18, 2011

Josh did you guys actually get a clean TR on the third pitch up there?

I would suppose that to be giving it a grade you had to have, right?

Juss' curious...
By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Jun 22, 2015

From route contributor Josh Janes:
After summiting the Warlock, it is possible to rap down the north face over what appears to be a newly established climb. It has lots of new bolts (unfortunately these bolts are not stainless steel and will need replacing sooner rather than later). We TR'd the climb with 120 meters of rope -- the first pitch checked in at easy 5.10 (and had an intermediate belay), the second at hard 5.11. The climbing was quite cool -- up knobs and chickenheads and through several steep, cruxy bulges. If anyone knows more info about this climb, please chime in and I'll update the description. I believe that the first pitch described above is a two pitch 10b called "Ghostbumps" and the 5.11 bit is an unfinished extension.
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