Out of Harm's Way
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Ethan Smith pulling knobs on Out of Harm's Way.
Aside from Cosmos, this route is the best pebble-studded face climb I have done at Smith. The setting, rock, and lichen are all beautiful and so is the distance from the swarming hordes on the front side of the pass.
Jam and lie-back a small, right-facing dihedral to a comfortable ledge. Pumpier than it looks. Clip a bolt, then step out onto the face and tiptoe up endless pebbles to the anchor. This moderate, somewhat sequential climbing is a treat.
The first major crack left of Spiderman Variation.
Gear to 2", then bolts.
Robert Barry pulling pebbles on "out of harms way"...
Bottom Trad (or soloed) section.
|Comments on Out of Harm's Way
|By Peter Franzen|
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 11, 2008
This route has some of the best knob pulling at Smith for any grade. Wonderful route. The bottom will be pretty sewn up with a 0.75, 2 #1s, and a #2.
From: Walla Walla
Dec 24, 2010
Amazing Mixed route. I think one of my favorite single pitch climbs at smith!
|By Nate Ball|
From: Taipei, TW
Apr 16, 2012
8 bolts, but skip the last one, or use the last bolt of In Harm's Way. Otherwise the rope drag to the anchor might hurt. Second pitch aint worth doing, for any reason ever. Cams from .75-2" are ideal for the first bit, which is an excellent stint of hand jams. 60m rope will get you down with a few feet to spare.