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Buried Alive V6 7A
Dirty Dancing V4- 6B
Lion's Den, The V8+ 7B+
Office Chair, The V1 5
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Description

Short of chasing recently cooled magma flows, this area is about as fresh as you're going to get. In late 2011, there was a massive landslide that ripped down the north side of icicle, taking out everything in its path, including the road. It deposited two huge boulders, covered in a much dirt as a newborn baby is slime. Local climbers went to work to clean these things off, and a handful of great problems emerged from the dust.
As of fall 2013, the landslide is less recognizable as such, with verdant greens growing throughout. A steady stream runs through it, and there are enough trees to even find some shade.
The two boulders are about the size of a garage and a shed, and the rock is of the best Levenworth quality, although perhaps with less texture.

Getting There

7.2 miles from the departure of Icicle road from route 2, look for the fresher pavement a few hundred feet from the 8 mile campground entrance. There are smaller boulders on the downhill side of the road that were dragged out of the way by benevolent construction workers, and some drill holes in one of them. Hike uphill, on the right (east) side of the stream, and look for a small cairn to cross. You'll see the large boulders from the road until it gets grown back in. It's a 5 minute hike.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Washout

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4- 6B
 9
Dirty Dancing
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Buried Alive
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 7
The Lion's Den
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dirty Dancing
 9
V4- 6B Boulder
Buried Alive
 8
V6 7A Boulder
The Lion's Den
 7
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
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