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The Ferret's Dead

5.9, Trad, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 22 votes
FA: Chuck Buzzard and John Rich, April 1984
Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (z) Lower Gorge > W Side > (1) Parched Cat Cliff…


Start just left of the obvious corner in the center of the crag. Make a few moves to a ledge at the base of a wide crack. Climb this (hexes useful) to a ledge. From there follow a finger and hand crack to a roof. Pass this on the right (fun) to reach the anchors.


This route shares anchors with Cretin's Retreat.


Gear to 3 inches