Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Kevin Powell, Paul Schweizer, Alan Roberts & Randy Vogel, 1985
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Shared By: Josh Beck on Mar 6, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A couple of steep, burly moves off the ground lead to much more relaxed thin liebacking and jamming. Not terribly sustained for the grade but you have to be able to pull the first couple of moves. A really nice route on nice rock and a good lead for people trying to break into 5.11 as the crux is low and very well protected and the rest of the climbing is much easier.


Several very thin cams (00, 0, and 1 TCUs or black, blue and green aliens) and thin nuts, selection of finger - hand sized gear as well. 1-3" for anchor. 3rd class off left to descend.


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Short crux to decent climbing above. Nothing smaller than #1 tcu's (or green aliens) should be needed on this route. Nov 11, 2003
Scotty Nelson
Scotty Nelson   Boulder
Does anyone have any beta on the start to this climb? I tried it this weekend and got shut down hard. Apr 12, 2004
I don't remember much, except that Powell "snapped" when he had a hard time with the first moves. Everything else is a blurr. Apr 13, 2004
Mark J Gain  
Felt harder than 5.11a, start moves. But what do I know. Apr 17, 2005
The start is V3. It may also be dependent on pain tolerance because the locker, two finger jam feels like it will cut your fingers off if your foot pops. The entry moves are definately harder than anything on Swept Away or Course and Buggy. Apr 20, 2005
The opening moves to this one are great V2-3 and burl. I used a right handjam thumbs up, crossing to a two finger(pinky and ring finger) thumbs up jam and throw to a right hand jam. I can see this as V1(.11a) in Josh though as Ive been on harder V2's there. Apr 28, 2005
Perhaps finger specific, painful for sure, a stout boulder problem with a short,moderate layback on top. May 9, 2005