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Semi-Final T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Gordon Briody 1995
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Shared By: ScottH on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Seasonal Raptor Closure: Noontime and Midnight Rock Details

Description

The Javelin ascends an obvious and striking flake on the right side of the Special Spot. Pleasant moves up the initiala face lead to steep, extended laybacking and underclinging to the top of the flake.

Protection

Bolts. You may want an optional 3" piece, or smaller gear down low. However, I found the bolting quite reasonable without any gear.

There is a bolted chain anchor on top. The bolts are good, but the chain is configured in a dangerous way. It is backed up with slings. Consider bringing some webbing to replace these slings as they age.

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geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
  5.10a
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
  5.10a
It would be bold to climb this with no gear. The lower run-out is pretty easy but takes good medium gear,There is a hard move between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. the upper crux feels like 10b and really run-out without a #4 after the 5th bolt.
this route is on the far right of this crag. Jul 22, 2014
Keenan Waeschle
Bozeman, MT
5.10a
Keenan Waeschle   Bozeman, MT
5.10a
sketched myself out on the upper lieback, next time I'll bring a number 4 C4 and walk it up, the 3 that I had was totally tipped out. route's frickin awesome. Feb 8, 2010
Rafe
  5.10-
Rafe  
  5.10-
Sick route. Such a cool feature. The lieback is super positive but the clips are slightly awkward unless you clip at your waist. I would recommend a #3 though. If you blow your first lieback clip without a #3 placement, or even fall on your way to it, you're gonna hit the low angle slab below. May 5, 2009