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Routes in Waterfall Cliff

Above the Law S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Anti-Christ S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Charlie Solo T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Clamydia S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cleotitis S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Convulsions T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Degeneration T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Degeneration Left T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Falls, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Greeboo, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Leading to Death T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lieback Corner T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Oracle, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Putrefaction S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, TR, 70 ft
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Shared By: jared toettcher on Aug 21, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Most of this route is a 5.10c. The 11a crux involves coming out of the overhang immediately after the 4th bolt. It's a bouldery move; dropknee the right leg and go from the undercling under the roof to a pocket up to your left. If you're short & have iron tendons, go to the mono below the pocket. Don't worry; this move can be dodged by going left around the overhang if you're not up to it. Finishing the route to the anchors is a little run out, but really easy.


4 bolts, 2 anchors on top.
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
The crux was a dyno for me, it seemed that a few more inches would've helped a little... Still a fun move though, and a great hip workout. Sep 5, 2002
This is one of the hardest 11a I have ever climbed. The lower slab (10C?) section is very nices. The crux move is very boulderly. I did the undercling way. I think on-sighting this route may be difficult compared with other standard 5.11a's. May 27, 2004
Is there still a bolt route right below the observation tower? used to be 10a getting to the first bolt, then 8 after that. 5 bolts? 100feet. I heard rumor that there is a new bolt at the top.(#6) At the top, tip toe up ramp to the left. I tried to mantle straight over and took a big fall(before the bolt was there) Oops. wear a helmet if you think you might come off. Aug 19, 2004
Paul Rezucha
Paul Rezucha   Alameda
This is a great route! Although many say it's a one move wonder I tend to disagree. The slab climbing up the face is rated 10c and I believe has two sections of 10c. Soloing up to the first bolt is not hard, maybe 5.9, with the last move to the bolt being the diciest. The moves past the bulge are well protected with a bolt. I think there are two hard moves here. The first is reaching the small 2-3 finger hole and the second is getting your feet over the lip. At first the reach seemed impossible. After thinking it out, I laybacked off the large left facing edge, moved feet up high on face below and was able to pull up and reach with left hand to the hole. It was a struggle to get my feet up as there is nothing but smooth wall to friction up. I really enjoyed this route. 11a is probably correct but it is a hard crux! Sep 29, 2004
Ian G.
Ian G.   PDX, OR
The "crux" can be easily and safely avoided by going just four feet to the left, up and over. This is a much more natural line, though easier. But, hey, isn't a "route" supposed to follow a natural line? Apr 27, 2009
I think a route is "supposed" to follow wherever the hell you feel like going. Mar 7, 2010
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
Agreed. And I definitely did not feel like tearing a tendon trying to crank over that roof when you can step 2 feet left and make a couple easy slab moves still well protected by the bolt.

This is a terrific route for CRSP if you skip the roof (3 stars, ~5.10c). The roof may be fun if you're up for it, but don't skip out on the route just because sandbagged 5.11a isn't your cup of tea. Mar 7, 2010
I wouldn't say this is a sandbagged .11a at all. There is basically 3 moves in the 11 range...I'd call them maybe closer to 11c/ V3 but you have that amazing rest and a bolt basically making it a top roped move. Getting from the 2nd to 3rd almost was harder with crap feet.

Sweet sand stone twist to slab climbing May 23, 2012
Great route to test yourself on - all the bolts are just below anything cruxy - on the 10c slabby section and the roof - no sketchy moves above bolts to get your heart racing. Can hang dog it and try as many times as you need to. Jun 1, 2012
BrokenChairs ~
Sultan, WA
BrokenChairs ~   Sultan, WA
Right!!!! My opinion is you'll know the 11a when you get to it, till then enjoy the 10c because it's good. (I'm not a sandstone expert but I thought the cruxes were great) Oct 19, 2015
Danny Herrera
San Bruno, CA
Danny Herrera   San Bruno, CA
heel hook the flake to the left, and crank! Jun 28, 2018
James Ovens
Saint Albans
James Ovens   Saint Albans
Really enjoyed climbing this (on a top rope). the first 10 feet are fairly easy with lots of pockets for hands and feet, then all of a sudden the hand holds disappear. I am not used to climbing on sandstone so I found the feet a little slippery but I eventually figured out the middle section after a few tries and it was very satisfying Jul 15, 2018
Jacob Kantor
Palo Alto
Jacob Kantor   Palo Alto
Crux feels much much harder than 11a to me. Maybe I haven't found the sweet spot, but to me it feels harder than Charlie's Angel or even Donkey Dong 7 days ago

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