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, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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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.


A standard trad rack to 3" will suffice, with lots of runners to help reduce rope drag. All the belays are bolted.
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
A good climb. Sep 13, 2006
Matias Francis
Bozeman, Montana
Matias Francis   Bozeman, Montana
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
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
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
Serge Smirnov
Seattle, WA
Serge Smirnov   Seattle, WA
4" cam for P2 crux May 22, 2016
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
Does anyone know what the finger crack to the right of the start of the great northern slab is rated/called? Jan 3, 2017
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, 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
Jon Nelson, yes that it was I was referring to, thanks Jan 3, 2017
derekpearson Pearson
Snohomish, WA
derekpearson Pearson   Snohomish, WA
Sandy Corner route # 85 in the clint guide Jan 4, 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
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
Brennan Enright
Seattle, WA
Brennan Enright   Seattle, WA
You can walk off of the top of this route by following the steep path up from the anchors at the top. Turn left when the path forks and youll walk by winkie dink cliff, then traverse a hand line to k-cliff, and then you'll end up on the path between inner walls and the base. This is almost always faster than rappelling and helps reduce the madness of this climb on busy days.
You can also walk off from the huge mining bolt belay (instead of doing a third rappel) by going climbers left/behind you to some metal ladder rungs on the rock in that gully. Jan 18, 2018
Hobo Greg
My Van
Hobo Greg   My Van
What the hell are those "bolts" as the p1 anchor?? Aug 9, 2018