Login with Facebook
(j) Rope de Dope Block
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Float Like a Butterfly TR 
How Low Can You Go? S,TR 
Immortal Beloved S 
Low Blow S 
Mini Bender S 
Morgantown S 
North Slab Crack T,TR 
Rope de Dope Crack T 
Shamu S 
Sleepy Town S 
Sting Like a Bee S 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Watts, JoAnn Miller-Watts, June 1991
Page Views: 1,270
Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 25, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (57)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Reaching for a draw to clip the second and crux bo...

Seasonal Raptor Closure 2015 - Several Areas MORE INFO >>>


Tricky and strenuous moves highlight this climb. Given 5.8 in the 1992 guide, this route was listed at 5.9 in a posting by Alan Watts on crag.com back in 1999. A fun, short route that I'd give at the low end of 3 stars.


On the north side of the block. It's the first route left of the NW corner



Photos of Shamu Slideshow Add Photo
Ryan Carroll on one of his first leads.
Ryan Carroll on one of his first leads.

Comments on Shamu Add Comment
Show which comments
By Ebb
From: Vancouver, WA
Jun 13, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 in Watts' 2010 edition Smith Rock book.
By Jcweinsx
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 19, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

starts with a low crux then fun after bolt 2. Would be great if it had 2nd or longer crux.
From: boise, Idaho
6 days ago

Fun climb, but seemed a bit easier than a 5.9. First two bolts are the best part, after it turns into a ramp with easy walk up mentality.

Left rap anchor was loose on 9/26/2015. May need to be replaced soon. Be careful.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!