Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Tim Olson
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Shared By: phillip Hranicka on Jun 23, 2007
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Technical route with two distinct cruxes culminating with a satisfying finish. Need to have more brain than brawn for this one! Cryptic, basalt climbing at its finest!

Location

Bat Wall. It's the obvious chalked line left of Bloodline.

Protection

10 bolts plus rap anchors

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Detchy
Portland, OR
  5.12b/c
Detchy   Portland, OR
  5.12b/c
Easily one of the best lines on the wall.

Technical side-pulls and glassy feet lead to a good rest. The first crux is demanding, but there is a good stance after this (most cryptic) part of the climb. Getting into the roof can be tricky too, especially if you are pumped, so save some gas for the last 20 ft. Linking this straight into MFR provides the most full value (70m) rope stretcher I've found around PDX. Jul 3, 2013
Micah Klesick
Kalamazoo, MI
Micah Klesick   Kalamazoo, MI  
All old bolts replaced as of 4/5/15, thanks to ASCA and volunteers. Steel anchor biners added. Apr 5, 2015
Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
  5.12b
Daniel Bookless   Portland, OR
  5.12b
Climbing Bad Omen is a lot like mining Bitcoin; esoteric, cryptic, optimal in cold temperatures, and exponentially rewarding. May 26, 2018
ahparker
Portland, OR
ahparker   Portland, OR
PSA: The flake by the 4th bolt (often used as a resting jug) is barely in there and dangerously moving quite a bit now. It wasn't like this about 2 days ago, so just FYI, it feels like it's coming off really soon and your belayer is directly below. This hold is easily avoidable and you can still get a great rest there without using it. I put a big chalk X on it, but thought it relevant to post here as well. Also, the flake in the upper corner of the upper roof is definitely flexing as well. I don't think it's going anywhere, but who knows. Other than that one of the best routes at the crag! Jun 6, 2018