Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: Rob Culbertson, Steve Poulsen, Allan Vandeford - 1966
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Access Issue: Climbing Permit Needed-Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


A great climb on beautiful rock, Primitive Paradox is well protected but strenuous in places. The exposure is some of the nicest in the gorge.

P1 - start up an easy slab into a right-facing corner. Continue up the corner to mount a shallow ledge, then traverse left on the ledge to a bolted belay. 100'

P2 - from the belay, move slightly right, then climb another short right-facing corner (pro is a little hard to find here). Continue up a blocky face to a right-leaning, right-facing corner. Climb this to another ledge; make a mantel finish on slopey holds to reach a bolted anchor. 100'


Starts a short walk down the trail from where it intersects the cliff; about 20' right of BT Express. Rap from the bolted anchor at the top; a 60-meter rope is probably just long enough to get you to the ground.


Small to medium gear (nuts, cams, tricams). Bolted belays/anchors.