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Routes in Rabbit Rock - Northeast

Beyond and Back T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
City Fathers S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dupree's Diamond Blues T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hesitation Blues T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Roadkill T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 125 ft
FA: Johnson, Olin, 1980's
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Shared By: sqwirll on May 29, 2007
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Go to the east side of Rabbit Rock and hike down to the large boulder at the base of the wall. There is a significant drop off at the end of the boulder. This is where Hesitation Blues begins. Climb the crack with large face holds to the top of the formation.


This route eats cams, especially in the fingers to hands sizes. A great lead for a beginning climber. Gear to 3".


Bolted anchors sit 20 feet to the right of the route to rappel off. A double rope rappel or 70M rope will get you off the top.


Fun route! As a beginning climber/trad leader, I think the near-vertical first half is not the best place to learn how to trad lead - routes such as Good Times and Pure Pleasure are a better introduction. As noted, come in from the north, and it is easiest along the base of Buzzard Perch (east side of the boulders between Buzzard Perch and Rabbit Rock). Sep 14, 2014
Definetly approach North not South around the Rabbit Tail. Fun easy lead. Scary exposed walk off, use the chains 25 feet right of the top. Mar 25, 2012
Perfect beginner lead as stated. Easier and more straight forward than Norma's Book imo. Plus, all trad leaders should be building anchors. Much more fun than clipping chains. rant rant Jun 8, 2011
kBobby Hanson
Spokane, WA
kBobby Hanson   Spokane, WA
Large cams are nice for the anchor. #3 and #3.5 Camalots. Jul 12, 2009