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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
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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 25, 2006

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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 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



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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Carroll on one of his first leads.
Ryan Carroll on one of his first leads.

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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
Sep 28, 2015

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.

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