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Shared By: josh holmes on Oct 10, 2008
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Description

Soaring wingate cliffs adorn either side of this impressive canyon. To bad there is a "no new fixed anchors" rule.

Getting There

Drive south from the visitor center on the scenic drive 8 miles. The paved road ends and there is a nice pavilion on the right that I am sure some one would stop at a have a picnic. Continue past the pavilion on the dirt road for almost a half mile to reach the parking for Classic Handcrack.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Capitol Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Classic Handcrack
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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False Premonitions
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Capitol Gorgeous
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Handcrack
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
False Premonitions
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Capitol Gorgeous
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
I climbed something almost directly ( little west) across the way from the Classic hand crack on the north side of the wash, south face. A plaque said something about LA. Maybe 10a/b. dirty hand crack to OW pod, back to hands and fingers, scary block at top and bolted anchor. I replaced the ancient sling with a orange cord 10/2016. gotta love the feeling of doing a first ascent at the creek. Nov 4, 2016
George, I think you may have climbed one of the routes to the right of this route

mountainproject.com/v/unnam… Feb 10, 2017