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Nazi Love Slaves T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0
Orangutan Afternoon T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Peeler Direct C2
Riveting C0
Serpent, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a A3
Skin Man T A3
Stag Party T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Tin Man T A3
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Type: Aid, 100 ft, Grade II
FA: Eric Eliason and Lenny Nelson, late 1960's
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Shared By: shawn Kenney on Nov 3, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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On private land. Details
Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Very thin crack with so so gear. I think if you fell, a lot of the gear would pull out until you hit the four bolts at the start.


From the top of Riveting head up four more bolts to realy thin crack with a bashie as the first move. Climb the thin crack with marginal gear.


BD C3's, ballnuts, and small nuts work well. Bring tons and tons of small stuff.
The first ascent was by Eric Eliason and Lenny Nelson, late 1960's Sep 17, 2017
Alma Madsen
New York, NY
Alma Madsen   New York, NY
I had to do the same as DrApnea - tied a quickdraw open and had to top step to clip the bashie. I was clipped in direct to the top bolt of the bolt ladder and I'm 6' 2". Once on the bashie, the rest of the climbing was pretty straightforward. I few trickier placements in the lower half, and the upper half ate up small cams, especially offsets. Didn't use one on this route today, but cam hooks would have worked well. Overall, a really fun aid route.

Gear placed: Micro brass offset, HB #5 brass offset, DMM walnut #2, #5, Metolius offset master cams 00/0, 0/1, 1/2, BD X4 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, BD C4 0.3 Sep 13, 2014
Wenatchee, WA
DrApnea   Wenatchee, WA
This climb is actually 2 pitches, sharing the same first pitch as Black peeler, but they diverge at the ramp. On P2, it is a pretty long reach from the last bolt to the bashie even though I was top stepping. Maybe the bashie was at the bottom of the crack before like it says in the description, but it is at least another foot higher than where I was expecting it considering that the bolts to get there can be ascended from the 2nd or 3rd steps. I had to top step and tie a quickdraw open to get the extra inches to reach the bashie and I was in directly to the last bolt. Maybe a top-step sub-step would have worked. This is a fun clean aid route.
Gear: small gear up to a #0.5 C4 for Peeler direct, and a #0.75 can be placed if doing P1 of Black Peeler to access the ramp and start of the route. Mastercams and small nuts worked well, offsets would have helped, cam hooks got their use, but no other body weight/hooks/peckers were necessary. Jul 9, 2012
Greg Gavin
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
I thought the gear on this was easy, and straight forward. I carried 2 metolius offset cams (0-1,1-2) a set of peenuts, one small cam hook, and a standard rack from 00 metolius to .75 BD c4. perfect rack for this climb. Definitely fun! Jul 11, 2011
The gear's really not too bad on this one. Small offset nuts work really well for the midsection of the climb, either HBs or Wild Country superlight rocks. C3s or hybrid aliens work well down low, and there are good tcu and nut placements later in the climb. A cam hook can be really useful to skip some of the marginal, fiddly nut placements.

Don't clip the rope to the fixed bashy after aiding on it. If you fall it will rip and that part of the climb probably won't go clean if the bashy is gone.

Also, a single rope rap with a 60 m rope will just get you to the ground from the rap station at the top of the crack (tie knots in the end). Nov 5, 2006