Type: Trad, 40 ft (12 m)
FA: Randy Faulk, 4/88
Page Views: 2,594 total · 14/month
Shared By: Tony B on Dec 30, 2005
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route lies on the upper 1/4 of Intersection Rock, on the west end of the south face, directly above the finish to Billabong. From the ratty webbing "anchor" on Billabong, proceed upward in a strange groove and crack feature with so-so to poor pro and continue up on an odd seam. Just as the angle starts to ease, the features also go away and you are left with crappy sloping sidepulls and scoops on junky crumbling rock. As the angle continues to decrease, the size of the junk holds decrease with it. My partner, who followed, slipped off just at the top of this line where the climbing was "only 5.7" when some rock sheared out underfoot. I believe that it would have been a career-ending fall if she was on lead. Beware.

Protection

Scant pro in bad rock. You can get a few pieces in low, but if they hold is questionable, and what you'd hit would hurt you. If you need pro at this grade, do not climb this route.

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