Type: Sport
FA: [TR Rob Hanson, 1987; bolted & led Tom Hanson,1990]
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Shared By: Tom Hanson on Sep 28, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details


This is the longest route at The Wood. It is located to the left of the huge roof. Start in a left-facing corner and angle out right over a little roof. The rest of the line stays right of the gully. The crux comes at the last bolt with a blind left hand pull over to the final slab and the chains.


Eight bolts to a set of chains.


The first time I climbed this route eight years ago, my friends and I discovered a golder eagle nest on the ledge half way up the route. Mama eagle, with her six-foot wing span, dive-bombed us as we hurried passed to avoid the nest full of tiny white eaglets. Since then we have all avoided this climb. I'm assuming that due to the high traffic these days the eagles have gone away. Nevertheless, I would recommend checking it out before getting pecked to death. Feb 18, 2002
Ben Mottinger

Ben Mottinger    
No eagles when I did the route. I did see evidence of some large bird, but I bet it was a vulture, I guess hence the name. Thought the last move was pretty stout for 11a, but I just may be out of shape. Jul 7, 2005
Brother Numsie
Brother Numsie   Nepal
In all the years we hung out there, I've seen all sorts of critters but never any sort of eagles. Turkey vultures are abundant. Regarding the grade, C-wood has its own techniques; the ability to sort of "guess" where a useable feature may be the most useful. As I remember, this route has a hidden sidepull for the left hand just below the anchors. Jul 8, 2005
Hidden sidepull? There is a pretty obvious one that is garbage. I finished this climb without using it and found it to be much easier than when I did. Not sure if the star ratings are supposed to be relative to the specific area. If so, then this gets 2 stars for having great climbing down low and having the climb nearly ruined by terrible choss up top with a God awful finish. If not...BOMB!! Oct 19, 2014