Type: Sport
FA: Kent Bensch
Page Views: 16,278 total · 103/month
Shared By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

You & This Route

184 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


A classic 5.11 pump-a-thon. A stick-clip is often used to clip the first bolt to protect the insecure and overhanging first moves. The climbing is steep and consistent with a crux coming in the middle, but the pump will send many climbers for a ride near the top.

Vomit Launch is just to the left of the Cocaine Crack on the right wall in the Cocaine Gully, and starts under the small roof.


11 bolts and a bolted anchor


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Did this route long ago (fall 1987) and remember it be high quality and pumpy for the grade. An excellent route and a very memorable name! Jan 25, 2006
Matt McMurray
Castle Rock, CO
Matt McMurray   Castle Rock, CO
I preface this by saying that I am a Vegas local, and that I was at Smith during the crazy heat streak this summer (over 100*), but this route, while CLASSIC... seemed harder than 5.11b to me, even by Smith standards. Aug 3, 2006
Corey McCarthy
Redmond, OR
Corey McCarthy   Redmond, OR
So good! There is a direct variant that should be tried on TR or after stick cliping. Great dyno from a right hand two finger pocket to the cliping jug just to the left of the first bolt. Does not add anything to the grade, just fun for those that like dynos. Apr 6, 2011
Toby Butterfield
Portland, OR
Toby Butterfield   Portland, OR
Personally, I found that the last few feet of climbing after you've become established in the crack were the crux of the route. Nice place for a crux, though! Excellent climb, certainly my favorite 11 in the park. Oct 28, 2011
Bryan Hall
Portland, Oregon
Bryan Hall   Portland, Oregon
Great fun. Purely a physical fitness route without any single hard move standing out. Jul 24, 2013
Vomit Launch was recently re-bolted, there is now a new starting bolt maybe 6 feet up the route, which should keep people off the deck. Also a bolt was added in the middle portion of the route, making it less run out in the lower "slabby" portion. The new bolts are 5"x 1/2" stainless, thanks to the ASCA for the contribution. So, take 11 draws for the clips and 2 for the anchors! Enjoy. Nov 11, 2014
Tony Litke
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Tony Litke   La Crosse, Wisconsin
Long and pumpy with one of my favorite crimp cruxes. I fell at the crack finish and quickly learned my lesson to never do that again! Mar 4, 2015
Very pumpy, and as usual, Smith ratings feel harder than other areas like Red Rock, Owens River Gorge, etc. There's no single particularly difficult move. The issue is dealing with it all after a hard pump at the top. There aren't any great rests past the fourth bolt. I've been told by climbers much better than me, that the finish is easier if you find a way to de-pump at the 2-hand jug just left of the second to last bolt. In any case, it's a classic. Mar 24, 2016
Colin Brochard
Colin Brochard   Austin
Stiff, spicy, brilliant Sep 9, 2016
Bend, OR
Hayleywray   Bend, OR
Just watch a guy pull the second bolt of this route out of the wall. A stick clip won’t reach the third bolt. Be careful! May 12, 2018
Can confirm the missing bolt. Hayleywray: was the person who pulled it okay? May 13, 2018
Aaron Hartig
Aaron Hartig  
  • *UPDATE/WARNING** the original first bolt is not there. it had an "X" next to the bolt and was able to pull the bolt out with two fingers. I tried to find a way to contact Kent, please be careful. You can stick clip the 2nd bolt from the new 1st bolt.
May 17, 2018
The second bolt is still missing but a 2 inch cam fits perfectly on the left side of the huge clipping jug. This protects at the same height as the missing bolt. I am sure you can also stick clip the bolt above but watched some folks having trouble doing that. Sep 23, 2018
The missing bolt has been replaced with 7" long 5/8ths" Twisted Leg glue in. Oct 17, 2018