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Mr. Michael goes to Washington 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Michael & Alan Bartlett, 4/88
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Feb 23, 2007
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Start on right leaning crack which then travels up a vertical crack with a slight left jog then straight up to the summit.


This route is located on the lower shorter wall. There are about a half a dozen routes on the lower end - Mr. Michael Goes to WA is the last route as you go up canyon towards the upper shorter wall.


standard rack, create your own anchor. Rappel anchor can be found at the right end of the formation as you face the route.

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By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Nov 7, 2009

Interesting first few moves combined with a step out left at the top which gets you thinking.

By Kyle Wills
From: San Diego CA
Apr 25, 2010

I found this route to be intimidating in the middle section, it looks to be unprotectable for about 12 feet and the climbing looked near impossible. Not sure if I was terribly off-route or what, I bailed and finished on the 5.5 to its right. I was very upset to find how easy the route sends on a second try. Good climbing.

By Canon
Nov 17, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

Good climb, but short.