Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Greg Olsen, Jon Nelson 1983
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Shared By: andyf on Jul 16, 2007
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details

Description

I absolutely love this route!!! Terminal Preppie offers multiple 5.11 cruxes with a great blend of power and finesse.

Climb easily to the first bolt, then ponder the first crux: an insecure friction sequence to nab a good jug below the roof. Undercling right and power over the bolt-protected roof (5.10 if you do it right), then balance up to a short crack/flake. Place a small wired if you want, or run it out to clip the first bolt of a fantastic three-bolt crimping sequence on matchstick to half-inch edges. The highly technical ultimate crux comes at the last bolt, starting off a good stance, which is good because it might take awhile to decipher.

Ah, but it's not over! After a moderate runout (good holds will appear), sidle up on a flake below the final roof and place a small wired (good placements). The final 5.11 crux pulls the roof on thin jams to a bomber rail, with a welcome horizontal hand crack at the back.

Location

Approach as for Roger's Corner. Terminal Preppie is the first obvious route on the slab left of Roger's Corner.

Protection

5 bolts (old bolts replaced in 2007), plus a few supplemental pieces. Definitely bring small wireds for the upper roof and for protecting the small crack/flake above the first roof. A #1 Camalot works well in the flake getting to the first bolt. A #3 Wild Country Rock is perfect for the upper roof. You can place a #2 Camalot in the final horizontal hand crack.

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C Miller   CA  
The name Terminal Preppie comes from a Dead Kennedys song of the same name. Jul 17, 2007
Scott W
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11
Scott W   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.11
Classic index slab. Hard levitation moves to good stances...and one crux after another till the chains. I think this route sports 4 5.11 cruxs. Beautiful. Apr 25, 2011
James Ellis
Seattle, Washington
  5.11c/d PG13
James Ellis   Seattle, Washington
  5.11c/d PG13
Safe but exciting runout after the last bolt on non-trivial climbing. Spectacular route that requires some creativity to decipher. Go do it! Oct 26, 2015
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
 
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
 
youtu.be/AU6ZQWnznfU Feb 13, 2016