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Buffalo Power S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cool Air S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cool Man Luke T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Crazies T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Exercise in Futility T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Exit of Humanity S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Heat Stroke T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hero of the Day S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
I'm your life T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Keep The Faith T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
King of Pain S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Knob, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Round Here S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Round River S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Round River Direct S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Round There S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ryan's Arete S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ryan's Direct S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Suck my Kiss S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Thin Air S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Through Being Cool S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
To Live is to Die S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 3, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Varied sport route just left of where the trail meets the base of the crag. Start out in a corner, move left on the face above.

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Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
  5.10c
Patrick Beeson   Portland, OR
  5.10c
A wonderful route with a 10c crux and an amazing sea of knobs up high.

I really enjoyed the 10- climbing down low, despite traveling too far right and having to traverse left. You'll need to crimp to the first bolt (as with most Smith routes), but I didn't feel insecure doing so. No stick clip needed. Oct 16, 2017
Jacob Sustrich
  5.10c
Jacob Sustrich  
  5.10c
Super fun crux and probably not quite 10c, definitely worth the climb. Interested to hear if anyone actually jams up the crux May 31, 2017
Phildlm
 
Phildlm  
 
If this was on morning glory wall it would see non-stop traffic. It's a FUN route, varied, very well bolted. There is some rope drag when lowering at the top but we just lowered off anyway. Is it really 10c? Well it's not a pumpy route because there are a few good rests, and the crux is 2 moves mid-way at the lie-back. There are 10b's that are noticeably harder than this (e.g. BBQ the Pope, Wedding day) but IMO those are under-graded for the difficulty. This is what a 10c is supposed to be (similar to fish n chips). Mar 26, 2017
DanLing  
Really great route. Quality moves from start to finish I agree it is probably more like 10a than 10c Nov 8, 2015
Tony Litke
La Crosse, Wisconsin
  5.10c
Tony Litke   La Crosse, Wisconsin
  5.10c
Possibly one of my favorites at Smith. It felt off the beaten path (which I like), has a hand jam that drew blood (which I also like), and I felt some strange power come over me when I finished it (Buffalo Power). Mar 4, 2015
pdxuller
  5.10a
pdxuller  
  5.10a
Fun route, but relatively short and more like .10- Jan 21, 2014
JoannaH
  5.10c
JoannaH  
  5.10c
Super-fun and super-varied route. Excellent stemming at the bottom, then a little bit of face climbing (with a couple fun traverse moves if you choose) onto a ledge to rest up for the high-footed lie-back crux, then easing onto a happily nubbed face. Oct 12, 2009
Wolfgang Braun
Beavercreek, Oregon
  5.10c
Wolfgang Braun   Beavercreek, Oregon
  5.10c
Best route on Koala Rock. Good holds lead to the lieback crux with bad feet, then more good holds to the anchor. Oct 17, 2008