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Cryptogram

5.9+, Sport, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 2.8 from 27 votes
FA: Ron Cotman, Gordon Briody 2002
Washington > Central-E Casca… > Tumwater Canyon > Clem's Holler Area > Puzzle Palace

Description

Crytogram lies just right of the mossy streak. Pick your way up terrific stone, heading gradually up and left as you hunt around for the good holds. After reaching a bush, break right, enter a shallow v-slot for a few moves, and then a short dash to the anchor. I found entering and exiting the slot to be the crux of the route, but only slightly harder than the remainder of the climb. Consider using a long draw on the bolt before the slot to reduce drag.

Location

First route right of the mossy streak. A 60M rope will be just enough to reach the ground.

Protection

Bolts.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Drederek
Olympia, WA
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Not your typical Leavenworth slab or crack Jul 17, 2006
Lan Dogan
Seattle, WA
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Fun route. Sustained 5.9.

Note: Around the 6-8 bolt there is a cinder block sized loose rock that's not quite ready to go but is obviously loose, be safe - plenty of other solid rock around it. May 18, 2015