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Controversial Insert T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crumb Donut S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Drill Rig S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Flailsafe T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hitchhiker's guide to the Gorge S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

Description

This west-facing wall which rises straight out of the river, contains a few gems that you will almost certainly have to yourself. Most routes feature strong evaporative cooling for the belayer.

Sad note for those for whom 11c is their sweet spot: The right side of Failsafe contains a 4 & 3 star 11c's whose starts are now submerged by the river. Maybe some enterprising person will create an access esplanade.
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Getting There

Across the river from Warm Out Wall. FS has two sectors separated by the river. River crossing for each sector exist slightly south/downstream of WOW.

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Great route, sporty 1st clip. Nov 8, 2014

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