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Routes in h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Amber Waves of Pain T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Andrew T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Android-Moby Dick link-up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Annie Oh! T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arrow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
CCK Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Cold Turkeys T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Crack' N Up T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Deep Lichen T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Diana T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Erect Direction T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Face to Face T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Feast of Fools T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hans' Puss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hawkeye T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jim's Gem T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Keep on Struttin' T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Last Will Be First, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Limelight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lost and Found T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Man's Quest for Flight T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Moby Dick T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Modern Times T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Moonlight T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
No Glow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nurse's Aid T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Proctor Silex T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Proctoscope T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Quiver T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Red Pillar T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Silhouette T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Smilin' the Hard Way T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Steep Hikin' T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Step Lively T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Strolling on Jupiter T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Supper's Ready T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Three Doves T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Three Vultures T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Three Vultures Direct T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Traverse of the Clods T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Twilight Zone T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c C1
Unholy Wick T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Updraft T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Wop Stop T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Fritz Wiessner, Hans Kraus, 1944
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Shared By: "H" Lampasso on Apr 7, 2006
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Description

Updraft climbs the huge corner and chimney just left of CCK and 60' right and uphill from Moonlight.

The Updraft access trail is about a 15-min. walk from the Uberfall, and an 11-min. walk from where the East Trapps Connector Trail meets the carriage road. Look for a huge boulder (with bouldering routes and chalk) on the left. The access trail starts just past the boulder.

At the cliff, go right and up to get to the start of the route. Locate a huge right-facing corner; this is the route Updraft.

P1: Climb the corner to the GT ledge. 5.3, 110'.

P1 variation: Do the first pitch of CCK.

P2: Fun for the grade. Continue up the corner to the chimney. Climb INTO the chimney for about 30' and then squeeze your way out of the exit at the top. Tight squeeze depending on how big you are. Wear pants or tape your knees. If you have a pack on drop it between your legs. 5.5, 120'.

I only did this climb for the 2nd pitch. Definitely fun and interesting.

Protection

Haven't done it in about 5 years, but I only ever climbed at the Gunks using Lowe TriCams (doubling up on pink, red and brown) and a few Metolius Quad Cams.
Genevieve Lampinen
philadelphia
 
Genevieve Lampinen   philadelphia
 
I really liked this climb. The chimney has a lot of cool moves. Beware if you are bringing a 5-5 follower as some of the moves might feel more technical than that especially as the follower is maneuvering the chimney trying to remove gear. Sep 12, 2016
lucander
Stone Ridge, NY
  5.7
lucander   Stone Ridge, NY
  5.7
Awesome! Old school 5.7 climbing. Aug 5, 2013
A.wilk Wilk
Olympia, WA
  5.5
A.wilk Wilk   Olympia, WA
  5.5
I found this climb to be fun bottom to top. The first pitch is super easy jug hauling with a couple interesting moves in the middle. The second pitch starts out easy and then gets pretty stiff for the 20' before the chimney. Once up in the chimney it was extremely fun but it gets pretty tight up towards the top. Lots of grunting and cursing can be expected if you are a bigger climber Jun 25, 2013
kenr  
First pitch has nice 5.1-5.2-5.3 moves, and felt well-protected, and with a nice rap tree near its top. (I haven't tried the second pitch). Jun 9, 2012
The first pitch is straight forward, but when you stem against the Erect Direction face, rocks are easily dislodged. Warn those below! The final 30 feet of the second pitch is vertical/slightly overhanging in parts,a 5.5 rating seems too low to me and might be a bad surprise to many 5.5 climbers. I may have missed holds but it seemed like a 5.7. The chimney is narrow -- bigger climbers barely fit, making the last 15 feet tough for them. You can rappel from the top beside the chimney and just make it to the GT ledge with a single 70m rope. Apr 19, 2012
The chimney was fun. Plus if you are the 2nd and you fart, the leader up top learns the true meaning of Updraft. Oct 20, 2008
Joe M
Beckley, wv
  5.5
Joe M   Beckley, wv
  5.5
Wasnt too impressed with this route. The first pitch was boring and the chimney although fun, was kind of short. Jun 2, 2008
coolaid
 
coolaid  
 
Climbed this in a party of three and we all really enjoyed the 2nd pitch. Were suprised it was only a one-star climb in the books, we liked it more than many three-star climbs. Enjoy! The crux move is well protected, but tough. Sep 21, 2007