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Laybacking the tree at the top of Pitch 3 of The Big Tree. Climbers below are on The Kone.
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Steph Abegg
May 1, 2016
Laybacking the tree at the top of Pitch 3 of The Big Tree. Climbers below are on The Kone.  
Kyle Elliott
Everett, WA
Kyle Elliott   Everett, WA
I was on the big tree saturday (5/20) and below the tree and either side was wet, forcing me out left. the moves aren't too bad, but a bit heady. May 22, 2017
Eddie Allison
Seattle WA
Eddie Allison   Seattle WA
I also used the tree on lead, exactly as in this picture, but my son Mark seconded neatly up the slab on the left with little difficulty. Just below this tree you have to negotiate a rather mossy/lichenous section of rock using a wafer-thin flake that feels like it might snap in your fingers, and, as Steph mentioned, it is by then quite a way above your last pro, so when you get to the tree you just want to grab it and hang on! Aug 16, 2016
Steph Abegg
Bellingham, WA
Steph Abegg   Bellingham, WA
There are some slabby moves out to climber's left that could avoid the tree. I tried to go this way on lead, but it required some pretty airy moves out left and above the last bolt, and the tree was the closer and safer option, despite the ungraceful vertical shwacking and the poor tree having to put up with me climbing over it. The rope kind of led Joe right into the tree as well. May 1, 2016

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