Type: Sport
FA: Stewart, Ian, & Brett Green, 1994
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Feb 14, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is probably the best and certainly the most well-protected route at Silver Cascade. It seems like this is always the first route I do when I'm up there.

The route is located to the right of Chronic Bedwetter, following the line of "newer" bolts slightly to the right and then back slightly to the left. While the crux section is, like all routes at Silver Cascade, located in the first third of the route, the climbing remains sustained at the 5.5-5.6 level for longer than one would suspect.


I believe there are 7 bolts. Could be 5 or 6, or possibly even 8. Bring 8 QDs, plus a long sling and an extra locker for the top anchor, and you should be fine.

Eds. Note, you may want 9 QDs.

Per Stewart M. Green: The anchor for Reality Check is the tree at the top of the cliff. I took that hanger off that extra bolt this past July. Travis Nolan placed the anchor the year (1995) after I did the FA of the route. It is simply a convenience anchor and is not needed. I've been meaning to chop that extra bolt for awhile and patch the hole. Likewise this route has sprouted all kinds of extra unnecessary bolts, including the first 2. So climb the route to the top of the cliff and hike off south around the slab to get off.