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Routes in Great Northern Slab

Air Over Aries S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aries (aka The Lizard) T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blockbuster T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Breakfast of Champions T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Great Northern Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let's Go Bowling T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Libra Crack T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Marginal Karma T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nick O' Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
On the Verge S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pisces T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pretty Vacant S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Roger's Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sickle Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sonic Reducer S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Strength Through Bowling T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sugar Bear T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Taurus T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Terminal Preppie T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Paul Guimarin, Philip Leatherman
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Shared By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 26, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch Details

Description

A fun outing, this route tends to be pretty popular. P1 (5.2) Start in the corner to the left of the flat ledge with the 10c toprope problem. Climb rightward up a ramp and through some bushes, then straight up an easy ramp to two very large (i.e. 1-inch diameter) bolts. P2 (5.7) Climb up the corner. The 5.7 move is the somewhat awkward move to gain a sloping ledge. Continue up the crack system on the left or the right (technically Pisces), both 5.6, to a belay/rappel station with an overcomplicated set of chains. P3 (5.7+) Either climb up a ramp left and continue up to the top, or go right up another ramp and climb a slabby face to the top. Descent: Rap the route. With 2 60-m ropes, you can reach the ground from the rap station at the top of the second pitch.

Protection

A standard trad rack to 3" will suffice, with lots of runners to help reduce rope drag. All the belays are bolted.
travis dean  
 
This area and all closely related routes was a clustered mess the repelling was all from same anchors and the traffic of the routes made it even worse Sep 7, 2017
Suman Mulumudi
Snohomish, WA
Suman Mulumudi   Snohomish, WA
As Serge said, a 4" for the crux of P2 is quite helpful. Jul 15, 2017
Sandy Corner route # 85 in the clint guide Jan 4, 2017
Jon Nelson, yes that it was I was referring to, thanks Jan 3, 2017
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
Just off the ground, there is a thin crack in a corner, maybe 15' long. If this is what you are referring to, then I don't think it has a name. It is about 10d though. Jan 3, 2017
Does anyone know what the finger crack to the right of the start of the great northern slab is rated/called? Jan 3, 2017
Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
 
Daniel Bookless   Portland, OR
 
Pitch one: 5.2??? More like 5.4...D

In regard to protecting the crux on pitch 2 a #4 would be convient; but there's a halfway decent spot to plug a #1 just below where the 4 might go (in a crack within the larger crack) Aug 20, 2016
4" cam for P2 crux May 22, 2016
Nick Drake
Newcastle, WA
 
Nick Drake   Newcastle, WA
 
I'm not sure what the 2 bolt next to the arete on P3 is either, but it was fun. Actual slab moves w/o positive hands, I think it would get a 7 at darrington. Aug 24, 2015
Dance Party
Seattle, Wa
 
Dance Party   Seattle, Wa
 
Anyone know the details of the bolted line that runs up the arete on the far (climbers) left of the 3rd pitch? Climbed it today instead of the crack to the right that i've done in the past. Felt a bit harder and was really fun. Sep 1, 2013
My very first trad/multipitch climb.. great first one... to me it had a lot of good features. 2 cruxes, crack some facing climbing on the 3rd pitch. the grade to me was a little soft felt like 5.8 Aug 26, 2013
Blitzo
 
Blitzo  
 
A good climb. Sep 13, 2006
Casey Jones
Seattle, WA
 
Casey Jones   Seattle, WA
 
Seemed a lot easier than 5.7+ to me. Eats up stoppers. Gets really crowded!!! Feb 9, 2006