The Sapling, Tilted Slab
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
Routes in (tt) Mendenhall Ridge
|Poplar, South Chimney, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Sapling, Tilted Slab, The T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X|
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft, Grade II|
|Page Views:||398 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Nov 29, 2006|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
Private Property Details
You will need to cross a few barbed-wire fences and perhaps some private property to get to these routes. However, the odds of seeing property owners in this remote corner of Oregon are pretty slim. Keep a low profile, travel fast, and you should be ok.
DescriptionThis is not at all classsic, but if you've hiked all the way out here to climb the Poplar (as you should) you might as well tick this one off too. You certainly don't want to have to hike back out here again when you decide your life goals include ticking all of the Smith Rock 5.3s.
The rock on this route is downright bad, so take your time and choose holds wisely.