|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 75'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]|
|FA:||JJ Schlick (Lead) R.Kollath (TR)|
|Season:||Spring, summer, fall|
|Submitted By:||JJ Schlick on Aug 29, 2006|
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Sep 9, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
|This is easier than 12a and very worth doing. 1 move crux that isn't rocket science. If you are nervous about dropping a rope on it, go for it!|
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 2, 2008
|Re-cleaned post FFA, but I am sure it is still a stunning experience on the Head. I changed the grade/safety to represent the consensus. I also want to note that after the FFA of this line I renamed it Birds Of A Feather, and submitted it here as such. It was changed to Rick's original name. Minnesota is the only place I can think of where a top rope ascent is celebrated more than an FFA... Some weird backwoods hero worship.|
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Aug 11, 2008
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
|PG-13? This felt pretty secure the whole way. James' good cleaning job makes this a great and safe lead. I recommend this quick fun climb for anyone who likes stem problems.|
By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
May 9, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tops out on a small ledge located 10 ft or so below the top of the cliff. the small ledge is blocked in by a few large boulders and wide cracks (BD 6 and bigger). looking over the edge of the top out, you can just make out the top of the dihedral, which is about 40 ft down.
Solid fixed nchor at the belay ledge.
New pin at the start. Fixed pro at the crux. Otherwise, protection includes nuts and small cams to .5 BD.
Rap/TR anchor takes long webbing (to sling a boulder) and a hand-sized cam (place under boulder located at the cliff's edge). A BD 6 cam can also be used.
Oct 14, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Beta on the setup: Setup as for Oz, but equalize more or less due-south. This involves a couple #1 and/or #2 Camalots and a bunch of webbing or a static rope. No big gear or boulder-slinging necessary! Look for the hand-size crack about twenty feet back from the cliff edge; just behind the deep chasm that parallels the cliff. The dihedral is easy to see once you're leaning over the edge.
This is definitely not PG-13, except maybe for the very top 15-20 feet, which is probably 5.7 or 5.8. Make that last piece count!
By Rick Kollath
Nov 24, 2009
|I found this route in the 80's after climbing past it during the first ascent of the Road to Emerald City. I went back and TR'd it the following Summer. It looked impossible to protect (remember this was the 80s and we had different standards for cleaning back then) but it was a new route so I named it for a small yellow feather I saw on the ledge (remains of a peregrine kill?).|