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Routes in First Strike Area

Dark Hollow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Strike T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hopfenperle Special, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Midnight Moonlight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Milk Run T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rockin' Robyn T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Elevation: 1,525 ft
GPS: 38.076, -81.079 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ladd on May 18, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath
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Description

Very rarely visited cliff. It used to be more visited when the road didn't go up to Junkyard, nowadays people bypass this cliff for Junkyard goodness.

This wall starts as a low dirty cliff that never sees ascents. Once you see the alcove with a roof you'll know you have arrived and then you'll start jumping on some of the worthwhile climbs at this area.

The Floating Block is a particularly cool feature along this wall.
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Getting There

The approach can be a bit confusing since the Bridge-AAC connector trail was completed and draws climbers away from the cliffline; if you just follow the main trail during the heavy foliage of summer you may very well completely miss the First Strike area.

Keep walking downstream from the Gemini Cracks area for a couple minutes. Eventually the cliff will recede back away from the trail on your right as you enter a large amphitheater. After crossing a small streambed, look for a faint path going right, up and toward the cliffline. This should take you right to the First Strike area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at First Strike Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Midnight Moonlight
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
The Hopfenperle Special
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Hollow
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
First Strike
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Midnight Moonlight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Hopfenperle Special 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dark Hollow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
First Strike 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
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