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Shared By: C Miller on Sep 25, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

This side of the Smooth Sole Wall seems a little less popular despite there being several good routes here, all of which offer great climbing on excellent rock with some runouts. Over and Out (5.9 R), Drowned Out (5.10a R) and Down and Out (5.10c) are some of the better routes to be done here.

The climbing here is primarily runout slab climbing on excellent rock, and while it's a great place to hone your slab technique and lead head, it's probably best to be solid at the grade when leading these routes.

Getting There

From where the trail first meets the rock (Buttress of Cracks), walk left, continue along the Sunshine Face, and start up the broad gully. Before long, exit to the left, along a ledge, and then either tunnel through a flake or scramble up along its top. You are now at the base of the right side of the Smooth Sole Wall. A deep chimney (Chatsworth Chimney) splits the formation. For most of the routes to the right of the chimney, you can descend via a 90' rappel from bolts. Chatsworth Chimney and all routes to the left finish at the top of the rock - you can scramble down along either side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Smooth Sole Wall - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
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Over and Out
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Over and Out
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
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