Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Bob Van Belle and Alan Nelson, 1979
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Shared By: Bo Johnston on Feb 5, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a very dynamic stemming route up an interesting left-facing dihedral just to the right of Soft Cell (5.10c/d). Lots of fun and a good workout. The rock quality is great and a decent is easyily made from the chains atop Soft Cell.


There is a fixed pin and one bolt on the route. Standard rack from 1/2" to 3".


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Good moves, good rock and close to the car, but three stars out of three seems a little enthusiastic. Two stars out of five. Feb 7, 2005
DJ Reyes
Northern Nevada
DJ Reyes   Northern Nevada
I really enjoyed this route and would cetainly give it three and a half stars out of five. Great stemming! Apr 7, 2008
San Diego, CA
keli   San Diego, CA
great moves with great rock feature

heady lead (not much protection) but has easy moves for josh 10 rating Nov 23, 2009
Patrick Smith
  5.10a PG13
Patrick Smith  
  5.10a PG13
As of 11/10 no fixed pin. Bolt looked a bit rusty. Nov 14, 2010
wilyWilly Penton
River Falls, WI
  5.10a PG13
wilyWilly Penton   River Falls, WI
  5.10a PG13
Been leading trad for about three weeks and this was my first 5.10 on gear. It starts on some unique features and moves up to an old rusty bolt, it would probably hold but I definitely didn't want to fall on it. From there it moves up into some cool stemmy moves in a steep and shallow crack with few opportunites for bomber gear. I placed a really sketchy #2, moved up to where the shallow crack widens and placed a decent #4, after that I ran it out about 15 feet to top out. There's opportunity at the top for another #2 but I was pumping out and scared shitless so I just scrambled for the finish with some pretty hilarious style. Was super fun but probably not the best break into 5.10, definitely would have liked more opportunities for gear. Nov 12, 2016
Fun stemming, gear is tricky, bolt hanger is rusty but bomber, hollow flakes to start. Jan 15, 2017