Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bob Buckley and Kevin Kurtz '89
Page Views: 4,713 total · 33/month
Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Jun 3, 2007
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Best rock in the Coulee?

Worth doing several times, this gem is pure fun.
Start in a stellar 1" hand crack for the first 15 feet before clipping the first bolt and moving onto the face. Use both sides of the column and aretes up to a thought provoking crux move.

Location

Left of Desert Dessert and Jihad obvious crack to bolted face.

Protection

1" cam and 5 bolts to a chain anchor

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blue ribbon
Indian Creek, UT
blue ribbon   Indian Creek, UT
just putting it out there, 1" is off fingers for most folks, not hands. Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Smith
Seattle, WA
  5.10c
Jacob Smith   Seattle, WA
  5.10c
Low jams might be 1" finger stacks but the crack quickly widens to a solid hand jam size, if alone it would probably be 5.9, as would most of the climb with the exception of the single move 10c crux Apr 7, 2014
Jplotz
Wenatchee, WA
 
Jplotz   Wenatchee, WA
 
Though I'm not a huge fan of Vantage column ladder climbs, this is one that I do love coming back to. It has a more serious feel to it and the cruxes depend more on balance than brute strength. Feb 16, 2016
Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
  5.10c
Daniel Bookless   Portland, OR
  5.10c
Fun!
Asteric!
Great mixed route!
90% is 5.9, the Crux is a solid 5.11- move so let’s just take the average and call it a 5.10c. May 1, 2018