Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: John Kittel and John Eminger '91
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Jun 3, 2007 with updates from Guillaume Labranche
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Climb the balancy arete past seven bolts to an anchor.


First route left of Tangled up in Blue.




Sol Wertkin
Leavenworth, Washington
Sol Wertkin   Leavenworth, Washington
one of the best sport climbs on the sunshine wall, solid rock (for vantage. Nov 17, 2008
Bruce Lacroix
Las Vegas, NV
Bruce Lacroix   Las Vegas, NV
This route is left of Tangled up in Blue, not right. Apr 18, 2011
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
This was an onsight for me years back, seemed really scary more recently. Bolts are further apart then average Vantage sport climb, not R rated, but tricky and heart pumping.
I was standing below this 2/15/16 and a brick size hold exploded off the arete about mid way up, don't know how much this changes the route. Apr 14, 2015
A.wilk Wilk
Olympia, WA
A.wilk Wilk   Olympia, WA
This is a very nice climb for Vantage.

You can see a couple spots where big chunks were ripped out of the route but the remaining rock is very solid (for Vantage).

The bolts are perfectly placed at good stances but if you are breaking into this grade they may seem far apart. The bolts are definitely more spaced than the other sport climbs in the area.

All in all, get on it! Apr 14, 2016
one of the better sport lines at the crag, pretty heady by vantage standards, but any self respecting smith climber would call it over-bolted.(thats only partially hyperbole) Mar 8, 2017
S. Yi
Bellevue, WA
S. Yi   Bellevue, WA
took a whipper when i nearly reached the 3rd bolt. keep a careful belay in this section since there's a ledge on the right. during my fall i swung left in time to miss the ledge. Mar 30, 2018