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Up Among the Firs

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Little Testis T 
Chokin' A Grogan S 
Collet a Day T,S 
Nose, The S 
Nostalgia Aint What it Used to be T,S 
Poster Boy T,S 
Road Rash T,S 
Toasted Testa Rossa T 
Totally Clips S 
Wicker Cranium T 
Zazert T 
Zeasi T,S 

Up Among the Firs  

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Location: 49.646, -123.2129 View Map  Incorrect?
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A beautiful crag above the Petrifying Wall. It feels a little more remote as the highway noise is almost completely damped out and is in a pretty forest. It has a pretty even mix of trad and sport.

Some highlights include "Wicker Cranium" (5.9 trad) "A Little Testis" (5.10b trad) and "Totally Clips" (5.10b sport).

Getting There 

From the Petrifying Wall, take the gully up and right of the "Flight of the Challenger" area. Follow the fairly distinct but unmarked trail. Maybe ten minutes past the Pet Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Up Among the Firs:
Wicker Cranium   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
A Little Testis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Totally Clips   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Poster Boy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Looking down the arete from top

Poster Boy 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Up Among the Firs
I wasn't sure whether to call this trad or sport as it's entirely bolt protected except for one placement.The semi-intimidating arete left of A Little Testis.Slab past the first two bolts of Unusual panic which will seem like the crux if you're dialed in to Squamish slabs. After the 2nd bolt, veer right towards a crack where the slab meets a bolted arete at a left facing corner. Place a #2 Camalot sized piece (w/ runner) in the corner then continue up the corner until you can clip the fi...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By david goldstein
Aug 12, 2007
Based on the 2001 McClane guide's statement that this cliff faces southwest, we went here early one hot July morning only to find almost all the climbs in the sun. Faces primarily SE, not SW.
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