|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, 400'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Dan Flynn on Aug 12, 2012|
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By Dan Flynn
Aug 13, 2012
|I don't have the book -- please add in the comments any other relevant info (FA, pitch descriptions) and I'll update the route description.|
From: Portland, OR
Sep 4, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
|Overall this is a great route. Pitch two has some chossy flakes in the lower part of the pitch, but is protected with bolts below the chossy section and has a bomber cam placement right after the section in a nice, but short-lived finger crack (I used a yellow alien). Fantastic climb with great views. Many people complain that the route finding is difficult, however I never ran into any hiccups.|
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Aug 12, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Approach: the first route you will come to if coming from the east side. A small trail goes up to the wall, before you turn the corner to Cruisin's big oak tree.
Pitch 1 - Long, sustained, but nothing too difficult. Protected by several bolts, but small-medium stoppers will also serve you well. Belay at a pair of super-beefy bolts at the top of the slab.
Pitch 2 - Step out left to a bolt, then undercling on questionable rock and smear on a blank face to reach a big cave of flexing flakes (got a #3 in the left hand side). Finesse your way through this (down not out) to reach a short but sweet finger crack. Don't get caught up in those easy blocks; go out right to another pair of beefy bolts. The SE Corner's tree ledge is 25' up and left. Once you leave this anchor, the only way down is up.
Pitch 3 - Starts with a bang! Right in front of you, the sweet dihedral: finger jams and smearing feet. Then huge holds appear and you scramble up past several ledges. Continue up to a final vertical section. Don't get sucked left, go right and up past a fixed pin. Traverse over and up on easy rock to the Rusty Pin ledge - two pins in an alcove can be used for anchors, or build your own. Sweet hangout ledge.
Pitch 4 - Step left on big holds, and try to fiddle in some gear. Or just pull up to that 1/4" bolt (eww!), then wrestle with the block to gain a series of small ledges. Continue up until you hit a series of mini-roofs with a fixed pin. Step around these on cool holds and pull out the right side. When you see two angle iron bolts, ignore them and move up a slot, then up onto a face with a bolt, then around a corner to the left, then across a totally blank 50-degree slab, then up on bigger holds with some decent exposure. Meet up with the SE Corner.
Pitch 5 - Can be pitched out, simul-climbed, or solo'd. Follow the chunky shoulder up to a dirt trail which takes you up to a metal fence and the hiker's trail. It's 5.4 at most.
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Oct 5, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|A quality route. Interesting and engaging climbing. Not recommended if not strong leader for the grade due to sporadic gear placements in some areas. Great cracks but also lots of slab. I used small stoppers often. Sometimes bolts are hidden and route is not always obvious.|
By George Zack
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 3, 2015
|First two bolts on P.4 replaced, Aug. 2015. Thanks ASCA for the bolts.|