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Routes in Stone Hills - NW of bridge

Flame S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Description

Generally east facing cliffs facing the lake - historically, there were extremely few people who ever climbed there other than yours truly (back in 80's and 90's).
Rock is quartzite - like the rest of the Stone Hills formation.
A variety of face climbing features, with vertical and horizontal cracks... lots of loose flakes and much lichen on areas that haven't been cleaned and prepped from the top.
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Getting There

Coming south from Eureka, head down the east side highway along the lake and turn right on the Kookanusa bridge...(from the south, from Hold Up Bluffs - turn left onto the bridge) Then turn right off the bridge and drive up the road a short way(to the top of a hill)...
Park at a pull-out... the "trail" will take you to the top of the formation. You can rap down Flame (double (55-60m) ropes, or a mid-station with two bolts for a single rope - two raps).
Or... find a trail (on right?) that will take you down to a bench below the cliffs and above the lake.
Yo... you'd be well advised to have a copy of the local guide book for specific directions.

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