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Float Like a Butterfly S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
How Low Can You Go? S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Immortal Beloved S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Low Blow S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mini Bender S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Morgantown S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
North Slab Crack T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Rope de Dope Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shamu S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleepy Town S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sting Like a Bee S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport
FA: Alan Watts, JoAnn Miller-Watts, June 1991
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Description [Edit]

Tricky and strenuous moves highlight this climb. Given 5.8 in the 1992 guide, this route was listed at 5.9 in a posting by Alan Watts on back in 1999. A fun, short route that I'd give at the low end of 3 stars.

Location [Edit]

On the north side of the block. It's the first route left of the NW corner

Protection [Edit]

8 Bolts to anchor.


Ebb Ebbing
Vancouver, WA
Ebb Ebbing   Vancouver, WA
5.9 in Watts' 2010 edition Smith Rock book. Jun 13, 2010
Jason Weinstein
Beaverton, Oregon
Jason Weinstein   Beaverton, Oregon
starts with a low crux then fun after bolt 2. Jun 19, 2014
boise, Idaho
EWRAD   boise, Idaho
Fun climb, but seemed a bit easier than a 5.9. First two bolts are the best part, after it turns into a ramp with easy walk up mentality.

Left rap anchor was loose on 9/26/2015. May need to be replaced soon. Be careful. Sep 28, 2015
Laralyn Mowers
Astoria, NY
Laralyn Mowers   Astoria, NY
The crux is between the first and second clips. Between the three of us climbing it, all of us had different beta. I went for the (not very obvious) side pull on the right, and then relied on that core training to hold it tight while making the second clip. After that, it's a cruiser. Jul 12, 2017
Carl Schaefer
Boulder, CO
Carl Schaefer   Boulder, CO
Can be approached from the left for a more delicate/balance-y start, or from the right side for a more powerful/dynamic start Jul 18, 2017

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