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Float Like a Butterfly S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
How Low Can You Go? S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Immortal Beloved S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Low Blow S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mini Bender S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Morgantown S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
North Slab Crack S,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rope de Dope Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shamu S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleepy Town S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sting Like a Bee S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jeff Beckstrand on May 6, 2008
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The obvious crack up the middle of the block. Pretty big in places, lots of face holds, occasional (or consistent if you wish) jams.


Normal rack, bigger gear works well. Takes nuts well. Bolted anchor


Jason Weinstein
Beaverton, Oregon
Jason Weinstein   Beaverton, Oregon
Crack looks interesting when viewed from far away. Up close it's kinda crappy and very flared. Gear placements looked poor. Scoped it out, decided not to lead it, glad I didn't. I don't like cams in flares. Maybe small nuts would work. Ok climbing, felt secure but you climb on face and flakes more than in the crack. I would not climb this route again there are better sport routes on rope de dope and trad routes across the river. Jun 18, 2014
boise, Idaho
EWRAD   boise, Idaho
From afar this looks like a stellar crack.

Up close it, the crack is there but not as "Indian creek" splitter as you would think.

Climbs fast with plenty of rests and supplemental face holds if you desire. This would be a good climb for new leaders due to the rest potential.

Plenty of natural constrictions from nuts.
Sep 28, 2015
Portland, OR
Obi   Portland, OR
I second EWRAD's description of this route.

Nut placement was bomber, but also took my cams just fine. That being said, I had to be a bit selective of how/when to place the cams. Still was a fun route to do if you happen to be here, about on par with the other routes on this formation. Not a bad beginner "crack" for newbies either, with optional jams available. Sep 30, 2017

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